What is your Bowel Transit Time?

Posted by Marjolein Brugman on Thursday, June 17, 2010

Your Bowel Transit Time is how long it actually takes for food that you eat to be evacuated in your stool. Did you know that there are people who have 1- 4 bowel movements a day typically one after each main meal?  How many bowl movements do you have, are you irregular or consistently constipated? 

It is however, important to eliminate all the foods you have consumed within a 24-hour period or else you risk creating putrefaction and increasing inflammation. Eventually the walls of your large intestine become so weak that toxins seep out through the intestinal walls, into the bloodstream, creating a state of self-infestation? Also known as Leaky Gut. Clearly you can see the need for improved optimum bowl transit time of the food you eat.

Bowel Transit Time Test-Choice one

Beets Test

  • Purchase three or four medium-sized organic red beets. 
  • Cut them up and steam or boil them until they are soft. 
  • Eat the beets and note the time you finished eating the beets.
  • Be prepared to see the red color of the beets in your urine before you see the red in your bowl movement.
  • Check and note the time you see the red/garnet color of the beets in your bowel movement.

Charcoal Tablets Test  

  • Go to your pharmacy or health food store and buy charcoal tablets.
  • Take 5-10 grams (5,000-10,000 milligrams) on an empty stomach.
  • Note the time you take the charcoal.
  • Note the time you see the black color of the charcoal in your stool.


Eat fiber, 35 gm a day – Fruits and vegetable natural source or lighterliving ™ Vegelight

What else can you do?

  • At lighterliving ™ we believe that everyone would benefit from taking probiotics.
  • Drink lots of filtered water every day
  • Get thirty minutes of exercise at least 3 times a week.


Learn more: What are Probiotics and why do you need them for Good Digestive Health ?The Four Steps to Good Digestive Health, Ingestion-Digestion-Absorption-Elimination

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Related products: lighterliving ™ Vegelight, 2 Day Fruit Cleanse, Whole Body & Colon Set


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