mirrodie
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How Long Does It Take To Digest And Exit?

Tue Feb 11, 2003 5:17 am

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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RE: How Long Does It Take To Digest And Exit?

Tue Feb 11, 2003 5:40 am

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

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RE: How Long Does It Take To Digest And Exit?

Tue Feb 11, 2003 6:53 am

If you have stewed prunes, it takes minutes....
 
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RE: How Long Does It Take To Digest And Exit?

Tue Feb 11, 2003 7:29 am

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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RE: How Long Does It Take To Digest And Exit?

Tue Feb 11, 2003 10:12 am

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

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RE: How Long Does It Take To Digest And Exit?

Tue Feb 11, 2003 12:02 pm

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.
 
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RE: How Long Does It Take To Digest And Exit?

Tue Feb 11, 2003 12:31 pm

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.

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RE: How Long Does It Take To Digest And Exit?

Tue Feb 11, 2003 2:14 pm

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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RE: How Long Does It Take To Digest And Exit?

Wed Feb 12, 2003 11:48 am

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

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mirrodie
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RE: How Long Does It Take To Digest And Exit?

Wed Feb 12, 2003 12:23 pm

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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RE: How Long Does It Take To Digest And Exit?

Wed Feb 12, 2003 12:39 pm

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.

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