7 months ago
Last edited at 8:07PM on 9/20/2013
Depends first off how much you ate! I was told growing up it was half-hour but imagine it's got to be longer than that. I've eat things and then an hour-and-a-half later have thrown them up...that food had still been in my stomach obviously. Usually when you have blood drawn in the morning you can't have eaten until the night before (I.e. 8-12 hrs).
I'll only tell you why it is difficult to answer your question. 1; For a human biology student; Very little digestion takes place in the stomach. In the stomach, food is made fluid for prober digestion to occur in the small intestine. The little digested protein in the stomach will be finally and finely digested in the small intestine for absorption.
2; For non-human biology student I guess the question means the entire process of digestion to the point of complete absorption and stomach means abdomen. So it depends on the type and form of food one eats. Presumably minimum of 4 hours and maximum of 12 hours but I need to be corrected.
It depends on the food. Certain foods are digested easily (the ones they give you in the hospital after a surgery let's say) and others take more time. Certain foods with lots of fiber don't get completely digested but we still need them. How well you chew your food will affect how long digestion takes. Women take longer to digest food than men.
7 months ago
Last edited at 7:55AM on 9/22/2013
Fruits take around 4 hours to exit the stomach. Vegetables 5 hours Meats 8 hours Cheese takes 10 hours.
Thorough chewing will prepare food so that your body is able to extract more nutrition from your food. If you eat fruits and cheese together, your fruits will be in your stomach 6 hours more than they should have been, and they will ferment.
meat takes about 3 days because are digestive system cant hold meat and has to break it down that's why you get constapated when you use the bathroom after you eat meat or chicken.are digestive system is supposed to eat like roots and nuts only
Digestion time varies between individuals and between men and women. After you eat, it takes about six to eight hours for food to pass through your stomach and small intestine. Food then enters your large intestine (colon) for further digestion, absorption of water and, finally, elimination of undigested food.
In the 1980s, Mayo Clinic researchers measured digestion time in 21 healthy people. Total transit time, from eating to elimination in stool, averaged 53 hours (although that figure is a little overstated, because the markers used by the researchers passed more slowly through the stomach than actual food). The average transit time through just the large intestine (colon) was 40 hours, with significant difference between men and women: 33 hours for men, 47 hours for women.
Eat some fresh corn and watch for it in your stools. Fruit usually takes 2 hours if eaten alone. Protein takes 4 hours, also alone. If fruit has to wait for other foods it spoils. Recommended reading: Mary Ann Shearer's The Natural Way sold by Focus on the Family. Dr David Williams writes Alternatives newsletters. Fit for Life is another helpful book.
The answer to the question should be less than 48 hours depending on what was eaten.
Got to go in for a colon scan this week. Mon - Tue on a strict no fibre diet. Wed can have only liquid such as beef bullion then get to drink a gallon of liquid designed to clean out the entire digestive tract. Since this works, then everything will have been digested and gone in 48 hours.