Simply put, food fuels the human body. Without it, the body cannot grow or perform at its best, the organs stop working properly, and the body eventually dies. Food supplies nutrients, which are used by every cell in the... More »

Acidic foods include corn, blueberries, lentils, black beans and bacon. Peanuts, walnuts, haddock, venison and turkey are also acidic. Alkaline foods, which occupy the opposite end of the pH spectrum, include apples, dat... More » Food Food Facts

A food with a high GI raises blood glucose more than a food with a low GI, according to the American Diabetes Association. Some examples of foods containing carbohydrates with low GI include kidney beans, lentils, sweet ... More » Food Food Facts

Urea in the human body is produced in the liver, using its system of enzymes and carrier molecules to convert highly toxic ammonia and carbon dioxide into urea. This can then be safely removed from the body by the kidney... More »

The normal blood pH balance in the human body is between 7.35 and 7.45, says MedicineNet. Blood pH represents the concentration of hydrogen ions in the blood, and pH stands for power of hydrogen. More » Science Human Anatomy

A person with a redundant colon has a large intestine that is bigger than ones in the average human body. It is longer than usual, and the extra organ material creates loops in the colon that are repetitive, or redundant... More »

According to the Library of Congress, the human body has at least 650 skeletal muscles and as many as 840 depending on what counts as a muscle. Some sources count complex muscles as a single muscle, while others count co... More »