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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.
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
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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