How long does food take to digest?


Many people assume that their next bowel movement is the food that they last ate, but it’s not always the case. Your food can take up to 24 hours to go through your digestive system.

Many factors contribute to how fast and how hard your digestive system is going to work. Lucky for us there are lots of things we can do to help out.
Today, we want to give you some tools to implement that will help improve your body’s digestion. Because let’s be real, having to deal with the side effects of a bad digestive tract is no fun!

What can you do?

More water:

We all know the hydration benefits but water does so much more for the body, from improving your skin to helping flush out any bad toxins in your body. Drinking more water will help reduce the risk of absorbing something and passing it through your bloodstream ultimately reducing the risk of other diseases.


You may think this is a no-brainer, but people often think that they need to set aside 1-2 hours of their life, lift heavy weights, and run 2 miles. This couldn’t be further from the truth! Going for even a short 15-minute walk will go a long way and help your digestive system significantly.

Slow down:

As we discussed last week, chewing your food 32 times has many benefits. One is that it will help your digestive system. The physical process of chewing food in your mouth helps break down larger particles into smaller particles, making it easier for your food to be broken down for digestion.

It’s so fascinating how the little things that we do in our daily life can affect many areas of our bodies. The human body is a wonderful machine that is programmed to self-heal and function with perfection.

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