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How Long Does It Take To Digest And Exit?  
User currently offlineMirrodie From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 7438 posts, RR: 62
Posted (11 years 5 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 10561 times:
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Sorry if this grosses you out. It's been a while since I had my course in physiology.


But if you have a bagel for breakfast, approx. how many hours later should it exit your system? I seem to recall 18 hours but am I off?

(on a side note, one of the museums in NYC has an exhibit that can mimick the humna digestive system. Interesting.)



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User currently offlineTurbolet From Cape Verde, joined Nov 2007, 0 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (11 years 5 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 10542 times:

Perhaps an interesting fact to note is what a biology teacher told my class a few years ago that if you swallow chewing gum, it takes five years to get out...

If I were reasonable, that would probably put me off chewing gum. But no, I still have my packet a day. I don't swallow it though  Laugh out loud

-turbolet


User currently offline747-451 From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 2417 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (11 years 5 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 10515 times:

If you have stewed prunes, it takes minutes....

User currently offlineAA61hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 3, posted (11 years 5 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 10506 times:

I believe it can be anywhere from 8-16 hours. Depending on the fiber content and the acidity of your stomach acids. and if there were beans..


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User currently offlineSilverfox From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 1058 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (11 years 5 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 10492 times:

Mirrodie.
looking at some of the posts and replies in this section, i would say milliseconds for the shit to erupt!!!

Have a good one


User currently offlineZeus01 From United States of America, joined May 2001, 744 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (11 years 5 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 10471 times:

Gum only takes 5 years to break down with the normal pH of human stomch acid (HCL). However, it only takes hours for it to pass through the digestive system. The body expells things that won't digest, if they fit through the colon.

User currently offlineKolobokman From Russia, joined Oct 2000, 1180 posts, RR: 7
Reply 6, posted (11 years 5 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 10460 times:

Bagel will go through in 2 hours or less.

Did you know you are not supposed to drink anything 15minutes before you eat and 2hours after? Liquids can wash away the acids needed to break down the food.

-artiom



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User currently offlineAA61hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 7, posted (11 years 5 months 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 10447 times:

Not necessarily true artiom. A cold class of water will acutally help speed up your metabolism. If you have a kind of empty stomach and drink ice water, you will get hungry pretty quick.


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User currently offlineKolobokman From Russia, joined Oct 2000, 1180 posts, RR: 7
Reply 8, posted (11 years 5 months 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 10394 times:

Now, why are we welcoming your bagel back? What is so special about that bagel?

-artiom



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User currently offlineMirrodie From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 7438 posts, RR: 62
Reply 9, posted (11 years 5 months 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 10382 times:
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artiom, I wasn't trying to, ahem, backtrack, or anything. Just trying to recall some basic human physiology that I have long since forgotten about.

Thanks, mirrodie



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User currently offlineRedngold From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 6907 posts, RR: 45
Reply 10, posted (11 years 5 months 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 10381 times:

on the other hand if you have Irritable Bowel Syndrome it could be minutes (OH MAN I GOTTA GO!) or days (urgh, when when when...?)

Yes, I know it's gross. It also runs in my family. No pun intended.

redngold



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