Group: Specific Diets & Nutrition

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  • 2005/12/30, 08:26 PM
    bb1fit posted this ages ago... was wondering about some info on this and finally tracked it down...


    (approx. time spent in stomach before emptying). ........
    when stomach is empty, leaves immediately and goes into intestines,
    Fruit vegetables, vegetable broth - 15 to 20 minutes.
    (blended salad, vegetables or fruits) - 20 to 30 min.


    Watermelon - 20 min.digestion time.
    Other melons - Canteloupe, Cranshaw, Honeydew etc. - 30 min.
    Oranges, grapefruit, grapes - 30 min.
    Apples, pears, peaches, cherries etc. - digest in 40 min.


    Raw tossed salad vegetables - tomato, lettuces, cucumber, celery, red or green pepper, other succulent vegetables - 30 to 40 min. digestion. -
    Steamed or cooked vegetables
    Leafy vegetables - escarole, spinach, kale, collards etc. - 40 min. - Zucchini, broccoli, cauliflower, string beans, yellow squash, corn on cob - all 45 min. digestion time
    Root vegetables - carrots, beets, parsnips, turnips etc. - 50 min.
    Semi-Concentrated Carbohydrates - Starches
    Jerusalem artichokes & leafy, acorn & butternut squashes, corn, potatoes, sweet potatoes, yam, chestnuts - all 60 min. digestion.

    Concentrated Carbohydrates - Grains

    Brown rice, millet, buckwheat, cornmeal, oats (first 3 vegetables best) - 90 min.
    Legumes & Beans - (Concentrated Carbohydrate & Protein)
    Lentils, limas, chick peas, peas, pigeon peas, kidney beans, etc. - 90 min. digestion time
    soy beans -120 min. digestion time
    Seeds & Nuts
    Seeds - Sunflower, pumpkin, pepita, sesame - Digestive time approx. 2 hours.
    Nuts - Almonds, filberts, peanuts (raw), cashews, brazil, walnuts, pecans etc. - 2 1/2 to 3 hours to digest.


    Skim milk, cottage or low fat pot cheese or ricotta - approx. 90 min. digestion time
    whole milk cottage cheese - 120 min. digestion
    whole milk hard cheese - 4 to 5 hours digestion time

    Animal proteins

    Egg yolk - 30 min. digestion time
    Whole egg - 45 min.
    Fish - cod, scrod, flounder, sole seafood - 30 min. digestion time
    Fish - salmon, salmon trout, herring, (more fatty fish) - 45 min. to 60 digestion time
    Chicken - 11/2 to 2 hours digestion time (without skin)
    Turkey - 2 to 2 1/4 hours digestion time (without skin)
    Beef, lamb - 3 to 4 hours digestion time
    Pork - 41/2 to 5 hours digestion time

    I am training for birthdays.

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  • 2005/12/30, 08:56 PM
    That was interesting Tim. Guess that explains why I'm stuffed all day the few times I have pork ribs. :)

    in Pensacola Now.
  • 2005/12/30, 10:39 PM
    Made this a sticky...always questions about what to eat and how long before training. This should most definitely help.

    If you don't stand for something, you will fall for anything....

  • 2006/01/02, 12:25 AM
    So you should wait until the food digests before training?
  • 2006/01/02, 08:34 AM
    Here's the original thread the list came from:

    In a nutshell, your body is focusing on digesting your food... takes a lot of energy... cramps may be a side effect of exercise while your body is digesting... but I would also think you won't get the best workout due to a split in major body functions, one trying to digest food and two, trying to exercise...


    I am training for birthdays.

    Be here. Live. Love. Hope. Now. Faith. Believe. You. - Keith Urban

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