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Digestion and You: The Thanksgiving Edition

I have quizzed you about making healthier and lower calorie choices at your Thanksgiving Day feast. I have even quizzed you on the typical caloric load of the meal. But what happens after the food leaves your mouth?

Digesting your T-day meal is a feat unto itself. Take this quiz to see how eating turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, yams, green bean casserole, pumpkin pie, and apple pie affects your belly.


Digestion and You: The Thanksgiving Edition

The average meal takes one to three hours to leave the stomach. How long does a large meal generally take to leave the stomach?

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Peyote Peyote 9 years
8 to 12?! OMG
terryt18 terryt18 9 years
insanitypepper insanitypepper 9 years
Eight cups? Good gravy, I thought it should be closer to two.
CillaB8 CillaB8 9 years
Wow, that cup reference really puts in all in perspective.
melda melda 9 years
1/3 :)
almostloli almostloli 9 years
thanks for the quiz i learned some new things :D
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
dubyah dubyah 9 years
Wow, lucky guesses!! 3/3 :)
Soniabonya Soniabonya 9 years
Darn Mythbusters! I thought for sure I'd get the last one right. I thought the stomach is supposed to expand with food and get very full but can't explode.
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