How long does pork remain in your system after eating it?

Experts estimate that it takes the human body one to four days to digest any type of meat. Even while meat usually passes through the small intestine within a few hours of consumption, the colon is where it spends the majority of its digestive period.

The body continues to break down the meat after absorbing the initial nutrients from the meat humans eat before excreting it as faeces. Many experts concur that those who consume a lot of meat should drink more water since the body releases more ammonia when breaking down meat, which is then taken up by the kidneys.

Meat can pass through the digestive tract significantly more quickly if plant-based items are consumed as snacks or with meats during meals.

A person can become dehydrated or constipated if they don’t consume enough fibre or water. The average person has bowel movements every six to forty-eight hours, and the body holds five to seven pounds of waste at any given time.

It is advised that people consume a balanced diet, enough of water, and at least 25 grammes of fibre daily to hasten the passage of food through the digestive tract.

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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