Every day, we see, breathe, touch, and feel. Body positivity is a growing concept that many people struggle with, regardless of gender, age or race. However, the human body is full of surprises and incredible processes that make up a person.
Actually yes it is full of surprises. The human body consists of seven octillion atoms, making up the 37 trillion cells in our body, which can regenerate themselves over time. When it comes to our sight, although we spend 10 percent of the day blinking, our eyes can actually distinguish between 2.3 to 7.5 million colors. In fact, studies have shown that after viewing 2,500 images for only three seconds, participants could recall if they had seen one of the images with 92 percent accuracy. This is contrary to the belief that long-term memory is not capable of storing images with detail.
When we put our hands together, we capture roughly the size of our heart as it beats 100,000/day, pumping 5.5 liters with each pulse, which is close to 3 million liters of blood every year. If a person were to live to 75, it would fill 90 Olympic size swimming pools.
Now, when the heart stops beating, human decomposition begins around four minutes after death. This process, known as self-digestion, occurs when our enzymes and bacteria eat us away. In fact, 3 to 5 pounds of your body is made up of bacteria. In comparison, in an unclean mouth alone, 100 million to one billion bacteria can grow on each tooth — with 32 teeth each, some of us have more bacteria in our mouth than there are people in the world.