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

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    DIGESTION TIME OF VARIOUS FOODS
    (approx. time spent in stomach before emptying). ........
    Water
    when stomach is empty, leaves immediately and goes into intestines,
    Juices
    Fruit vegetables, vegetable broth - 15 to 20 minutes.
    Semi-liquid
    (blended salad, vegetables or fruits) - 20 to 30 min.

    Fruits

    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.

    Vegetables

    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.

    Dairy

    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

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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. :)

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    Mike
    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.

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  • 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:

    http://www.freetrainers.com/FT/jsp/pro/Message.jsp?f_ix=0&t_ix=3989

    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...

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

 
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