Eating lettuce does not expand your stomach. Leafy green vegetables, such as lettuce and cabbage, contain a gas-producing starch called raffinose. Some people lack the enzymes necessary to break down this starch. As a result, their stomachs may feel stretched or bloated after eating lettuce.
Gas expands in the digestive system. As it does, it can cause discomfort until the body finds a way to either break it down or release it. Internal organs are not permanently stretched after eating gassy foods. Rather, the pressure from the gas causes a sensation that makes organs, such as the stomach, feel stretched.Learn More
Geckos cannot eat lettuce. Most terrestrial geckos, such as leopard geckos, are carnivores and eat crickets, mealworms and other insects. Despite their vegetarian nature, arboreal geckos, such as crested geckos, prefer to eat fruit and do not eat lettuce.Full Answer >
According to eMedicineHealth, a tear in the lining of the stomach or in the esophagus is called a Mallory-Weiss tear. These types of tears occur often after vomiting. However, they are also caused by straining, childbirth, forceful coughing and seizures. They are often found in people who binge drink.Full Answer >
Depending upon the species, a whale's stomach can be enormous, holding up to 2,200 pounds of food in the case of the blue whale. This whale's main diet consists of krill and copepods filtered through stiff, comb-like teeth called baleen plates.Full Answer >
The function of the stomach is to store and partially digest food. The stomach is a J-shaped sack that lies between the esophagus and the small intestine.Full Answer >