How long does it take for food to become fully digested and exit the body?

July 10th, 2013 | 4 Comments | Category Food & Drink |
Share Button

Issue:

Do some foods take longer to digest?
Does junk food take longer to digest than healthier foods?

Question :

How long does it take for food to become fully digested and exit the body?

Best Solver (Answer):

Answer by finaldx
Varies with the food, and the person, and the type of activity the person has done, and what food they have eaten subsequently. 24-48 hours is pretty close to average.

Junk food, which usually is highly processed is more quickly absorbed, so probably shorter time there.

Share Button
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...Incoming Searches :how long does it take food to exit the body | how long does it take food to digest and exit the body | how long it takes food to exit body | |
Rating: 5» 99% like it» Reviewed by Master on In How long does it take for food to become fully digested and exit the body?

Comments

4 Responses to “How long does it take for food to become fully digested and exit the body?”
  1. Pangolin says:

    It depends on the food and on your body. Everyone is different.

    Jello goes through quickly. Meat doesn’t. And both will go through you more quickly than they will through a constipated old lady.

  2. bumppo says:

    1.) eat some corn and time it.
    2.) yes, but that does not mean in will stay in your body until it is completely digested.
    3.) Not neccessarily, see #2.

  3. GMC says:

    Anything solid takes more than ten hours to digest, as of smoother stuff is easily digested.

  4. LindaLou says:

    It depends on the food. Red meat can take up to 48 hours to digest and sit rotting in your gut before it exits. Gross eh?

Do you have comment about How long does it take for food to become fully digested and exit the body? ?