“Humans can’t actually digest meat: it rots in the colon.” And its variant: “Meat takes 4-7 days to digest, because it has to rot in your stomach first.” (Some variations on this myth claim it takes up to two months!
) Like most vegetarian propaganda, it’s not just false, it’s an inversion of truth.
Over time, fat would coagulate on the side walls of the ostomy bag, but never were there any solid pieces observed.” (Click for full article: Can Humans Digest Meat?
) Ruminants, including cattle, bison, deer, antelope, goats, and other red meat, have a special “extra stomach” called the rumen.
In the stomach, pepsin (another enzyme) breaks down proteins, and strong hydrochloric acid (p H 1.5-3, average of 2…this is why it stings when you vomit) further dissolves everything.
Finally our ileocecal valve opens, and our small intestine releases what’s left into our large intestine— And the reason we have a bacterial colony in our colon is because our own enzymes can’t break down everything we eat.
As the proverb says, “When you point your finger, your other three fingers point back at you.” Let’s take a short trip through the digestive system to see why!
Briefly, the function of digestion is —hopefully into individual fats, amino acids (the building blocks of protein), and sugars (the building blocks of carbohydrates) which can be absorbed through the intestinal wall and used by our bodies. We crush food in the mouth, where amylase (an enzyme) breaks down some of the starches.
Because of the shortness of my bowel, it only took about twenty minutes for my stomach to empty into the ostomy.
Better than two hours later, there were no signs of any meat chunks.