Curious How Many Days the Body Digested Food? | 1NEWS

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How long does the digestion process take?

A gastroenterologist at NYU Lagone, Rabia De Latour, says food is digested in about 2 to 5 days. “But each person can be different,” he said, quoted from Health.

The length of the digestive process is influenced by several factors. For example, from the type of food, because high-fiber foods are faster to digest.

“Processed foods will be more difficult to digest, because the body is difficult to digest foods that contain chemicals,” says De Latour.

Foods that contain a lot of sugar, and foods that contain protein will also take longer to digest.

“Not only that, high-fat foods are also difficult to digest,” said Christine Lee, a gastroenterologist at the Cleveland Clinic.

Age will also affect, because the process of absorption of food will slow down with age. The good news, slow or fast digestion can also be changed through a healthy lifestyle.

Delfina Rahmadhani’s report

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