By: Riley and Julia
Digestive System Organs and Functions
How long does it take for a person to digest food correctly?
It takes 12-48 hours for an average person to digest food. Fruit and vegetables take about 30 minutes, but fluid only takes around 20 minutes to digest. Carbohydrates take 3 hours and meat takes 24 hours. All foods and drinks take a different amount of time to digest.
Does it take longer for a child to digest than an adult?
It takes 33 hours for a child to digest their food, so it is the same as how long men digest, but women digest longer. When a girl grows to be a women she will digest her food longer. When a boy grows to become a man they will digest their food the same amount as they do as a child.
Major Diseases in the Digestive System
-Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease