Does Bile Make You Angry?

Bile is one of the digestive juices that help the body break down foods into usable elements.

It’s a yellowish fluid produced by the liver and stored in a small pouch underneath the liver called the gall bladder. When food enters your small intestine, bile flows out of the gall bladder and into the intestine, where it helps break down fats.

The word bile is sometimes used to mean “anger” or “bitterness” because centuries ago, people believed that these feelings were controlled by body fluids called “black bile” and “yellow bile.” But your bile has nothing at all to do with anger or any other emotion.

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Karen Hill is a freelance writer, editor, and columnist. Born in New York, her work has appeared in the Examiner, Yahoo News, Buzzfeed, among others.

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