Experts estimate that it takes the human body one to four days to digest any type of meat. Meat passes through the small intestine quickly after consumption, but it spends the majority of its digestive time in the colon.
Following the absorption of the initial nutrients from the meat consumed by humans, the body continues to break down the meat before excreting it as faeces. Many specialists agree that people who eat a meat-heavy diet should drink more water because the breakdown of meat releases more ammonia in the body, which the kidneys absorb. Plant-based foods can also aid meat move through the digestive system when eaten as snacks or alongside meat during meals.