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    Default DIGESTION TIMES of Various Foods

    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 - 1 to 2 hours digestion time (without skin)
    Turkey - 2 to 2 hours digestion time (without skin)
    Beef, lamb - 3 to 4 hours digestion time
    Pork - 4 to 5 hours digestion time

    (Editor's notes
    Note1: raw animal proteins have much faster digestion times than the above times for cooked/heated animal proteins.
    Note2: The digestion times given are under an ideal situation of eating only one food, chewing well, and having efficient digestion, as is the case e.g. after a fast. They are digestion times for optimally healthy persons, with good eating habits. The digestion times are to a large part derived from Dr. Gian-Cursio's and Dr. Bass' practices.
    Digestion times are much longer on a conventional diet, and for persons with non-optimized digestive systems, or persons lacking in energy, and for meals with many ingredients put together haphazardly = not in the optimum sequential order.)
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    This is a very informative dish.. Thanks. By this chart you will be able to pick or to choose food and to know when it would be digested..

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