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Here's what happens when you eat too much Thanksgiving dinner

Here's what happens when you eat too much Thanksgiving dinner
From Global News - October 8, 2017

TORONTOTheres your first heaping plate of Thanksgiving dinner: turkey, mashed potatoes, corn, gravy and cranberry sauce. Then theres the seconds, and dont forget dessert.

By the time your holiday feast is over, youre ready to curl up on the couch to take a nap.

In a new video, scientists at the American Chemical Society walk viewers through exactly what happens when you stuff yourself at dinner.

For starters, your stomach can stretch to about one litreor the size of a burrito.

READ MORE: 9 tips for healthy holiday eating

When you eat a big meal, you fill your stomach to its limits, squeezing against your other organs and making your abdomen feel, well, full, the narrator explains.

Your stomach and intestines fill with gases. Thats whats making you feel swollen.

And each time you swallow abite of food, you take some air along, especially if youre drinking beer or pop. Where does that air go? Its released as gas (this part is self-explanatory).

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