How Long Does It Take for Steak to Be Digested?

The average person’s body may take anywhere between 24 and 72 hours to digest red meat. Digestion time may be influenced by a variety of factors. A longer or shorter digesting time may be brought on by medication, metabolism, and digestive issues.

Depending on the person’s metabolism, the stomach breaks down steak and other red meat for four hours on average. The meat moves to the intestines once it has been digested. Any waste is expelled through excretion, and the nutrients are disseminated and absorbed. Steak’s fat and protein take the body longer to digest than its carbs do.

Misha Khatri
Misha Khatri is an emeritus professor in the University of Notre Dame's Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. He graduated from Northern Illinois University with a BSc in Chemistry and Mathematics and a PhD in Physical Analytical Chemistry from the University of Utah.


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