Question by  ambitiousajay (18)

How long does it take for the body to digest meat?

How long does, for example, steak stay in the boy before being broken down?


Answer by  chrisjensd (703)

It can take from 24-72 hours depending on the individual's system, what else they have eaten with it and many other varying factors. Red meat takes the longest as it requires a lot of enzymes and digestive juices from the stomach to break down. Drinking lots of water and eating your veggies help the process along.


Answer by  Don73 (90)

There is no specific amount of time that meat take to digest as it all depends on what is eaten with it. If you eat breads and starches it will take long to digest than if you eat vegetables such as salad with your meat. A rough estimate, if one has to be made, is approximately 36 hours at most.


Answer by  mimi89 (93)

Different meats take different amounts of time to digest. For example, fish can digest in less than a day. Red meats, like steak, can take much longer. Large servings of red meat can take up to 4 days to digest.


Answer by  riddler (4)

I've heard it can take up to four years for the bodies enzymes to completely break down a steak.


Answer by  Doughboy2009 (17)

It usually takes three to four days to digest meat, but it depends upon the amount eaten and the person's health who ate it.

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