Hello, A question has been bothering me for some time. But when somebody proclaimed "red meat takes weeks to digest", I have to find out. Every so often I hear this said and I can't believe its true. I can see how protein and fat take longer to digest then most carbohydrate. I tried to look on the web and I got figures from 24 hours to 3 days. I'm sure by three days it would not be able to be digested! So could you guys and lasses clear this up? How long does it take for meat to be digested. And how does this compare to things like beans and vegetables , which due to their higher fibre content must take awhile. Duncan.