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|7th January 2009, 10:28 PM||#1|
Join Date: Apr 2006
How long do foods stay in the stomach?
So how long do food stay in the stomach. I searched around the net, but I would like more detailed information. I found this being posted on several forums:
DIGESTION TIME OF VARIOUS FOODS
(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, cuber, 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
Is the list accurate? Anyone one know a good site to look up the information?
|8th January 2009, 07:47 AM||#2|
Join Date: Jun 2005
Nuthin there that anybody can argue with. Seems to jibe with my experience.
Though I think amount of chewing is a big variable, swallowing big chunks means longer in stomach to dissolve.
Please pardon me for having ideas, not facts.
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|8th January 2009, 11:18 AM||#5|
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Mountain View, CA
Without data on how many beers are drunk, and how fast, there is no way to answer.
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|8th January 2009, 11:53 AM||#6|
Join Date: May 2006
Temperature of food/fluids taken in, level of acid production, mass of food taken/time for that mass to be taken in, brain receptors receipt of and response to signals both for fill level and level of various processes over time. And, of course, the makeup of the foods. Averages are what it looks like (and makes sense). What you need is a textbook on physiology for CSI type offices/coroners.
Before it gets into potential woo, this is a pretty good description for a normal meal: http://www.ayushveda.com/diet/physio...on-stomach.htm
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Last edited by fuelair; 8th January 2009 at 12:00 PM.