In other words, meat is digested by enzymes produced by our own bodies.
The primary reason we need our gut bacteria is to digest the sugars, starches, and fiber—found in grains, beans, and vegetables—that our digestive enzymes can’t break down.
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.
The resulting acidic slurry is called ‘chyme’—and right away we can see that the “meat rots in your stomach” theory is baloney.
Now what is that called, again, when food is being ‘digested’ by bacteria…? That is why beans and starches make you fart, but meat doesn’t: they’re rotting in your colon, and the products of bacterial decomposition include methane and carbon dioxide gases.
Here’s a list of flatulence-causing foods, and here’s another: A partial inventory: “Beans, lentils, dairy products, onions, garlic, scallions, leeks, turnips, rutabagas, radishes, sweet potatoes, potatoes, cashews, Jerusalem artichokes, oats, wheat, and yeast in breads.
Whenever we eat grains, beans, and vegetables, we’re not digesting and absorbing much of the plant matter…we’re actually absorbing bacterial waste products.
Rephrased less diplomatically: You’re not eating plants: you’re eating BACTERIA POOP. Contribution of the microflora to proteolysis in the human large intestine. “In the stomach and the proximal small bowel, the microorganisms found as normal flora are a reflection of the oral flora.
(And, often, a substantial quantity of farts.) The remaining indigestible plant matter (“fiber”), dead gut bacteria, and other waste emerge as feces.“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.Often the hose would get clogged and my wife or sister would have to use a coat hanger wire to unplug it.Now if vegan pseudoscience is right, we would suspect that the hose was being plugged by pieces of meat. I became so curious about this that I once swallowed the largest chunk of meat I could possibly get down without choking.Meanwhile, the surface of the small intestine absorbs anything that our enzymes have broken down into sufficiently small components—usually individual amino acids, simple sugars, and free fatty acids.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.(Keep in mind that we have not absorbed any nutrients yet: we’re still breaking everything down.) Eventually our pyloric valve opens, and our stomach releases the chyme, bit by bit, into our small intestine—where a collection of salts and enzymes goes to work.Bile emulsifies fats and helps neutralize stomach acid; lipase breaks down fats; trypsin and chymotrypsin break down proteins; and enzymes like amylase, maltase, sucrase, and (in the lactose-tolerant) lactase break down starches and some sugars.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.