How is the ingestion of fat related to stomach/digestive distress?
Fats aren't broken down in the stomach. Their actual digestion actually starts in the duodenum, after emulsification by the bilis.
However, I've always heard people saying that they can't eat more than very little nuts or other fatty foods because their stomach can't handle them.
And a friend of mine couldn't eat fats or anything greasy for a week, in the sequence of a gastroenteritis.
And a doctor said that the mere lemon peel is greasy enough to inflame the throat, so, hot lemon teas during a flu isn't such a "clever" idea......
How true are such informations?
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