Okay, this may be a strange subject, but it just happens to be one I’m interested in.
I overheard a conversation about meat taking days to digest in the system and I got to thinking about it so I decided to do a little research. Based on my own personal observations, I tend to lean toward this way of thinking.
Does Meat Rot In Your Colon? No.
What Does? Beans, Grains, and Vegetables!
I found this information over at Gnolls . org.
Some excerpts from the article:
“On average, a ‘mixed meal’ (including meat) takes 4-5 hours to completely leave the stomach—so we’ve busted yet another part of the myth. (Keep in mind that we have not absorbed any nutrients yet: we’re still breaking everything down.)”
“It turns out that pepsin, trypsin, chymotrypsin, and our other proteases do a fine job of breaking down meat protein, and bile salts and lipase do a fine job of breaking down animal fat. In other words, meat is digested by enzymes produced by our own bodies. The primary reason we need our gut bacteria is to digest the sugars, starches, and fiber—found in grains, beans, and vegetables—that our digestive enzymes can’t break down.”
“In other words, meat doesn’t rot in your colon. GRAINS, BEANS, and VEGETABLES rot in your colon. And that is a fact.…And That’s Why Beans Make You Fart.”
“You can demonstrate the purpose and limits of human digestion with a simple experiment: eat a steak with some whole corn kernels, and see what comes out the other end.
It won’t be the steak.”
I don’t want to post all of it as it is a long article. Please read the rest of this article here.
Credit for the article goes to J. Stanton at Gnolls . org.