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DIGESTION TIME OF VARIOUS FOODS

yadmit
yadmit
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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mikencharleston
mikencharleston
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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bb1fit
bb1fit
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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fighting_london
fighting_london
2006/01/02, 12:25 AM
So you should wait until the food digests before training?
yadmit
yadmit
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...

t

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