What's the deal with eating corn?

United States
July 14, 2008 7:44am CST
Ok I have a question, how come when you eat corn one day and the next time you go to the bathroom it ended up in the stool so quickly? Does it travel to your system that quickly? Why?
4 responses
• United States
14 Jul 08
The average digestive time of a meal is about 10-12 hours. Red meat takes longer because the body can't digest it properly, which can take a few days.
@Adoniah (7515)
• United States
14 Jul 08
All high fiber foods move through the system quickly. That is why it it is good for you! It keeps you regular. The more high fiber vegetables you eat, the better your digestive system will work and the better you will feel overall. That is why you see all those commercials on tv. for fake fiber additives etc. The average American does not get the proper amount of fiber in their diet because most of them eat too much meat and too much junk food. Neither of which contain any fiber. Also food should move through the digestive tract in less than 24 hours if it is truley working properly. Shalom~Adoniah
@4ofmyown (1119)
• United States
14 Jul 08
Corn is very hard to digest and most people don't chew their food correctly so most of the kernels stay pretty close to being whole. It only takes about 24 hours for food to move through your digestive tract. That being said if you eat the corn yesterday, you will probably see it today. There are lots of food that are the same way...sesame seeds, tomato skin
@Wizzywig (7858)
14 Jul 08
I think there is some scientific thing about the gut not digesting something thats in sweetcorn - no doubt someone with a better knowledge of these things can elaborate.