Ever wonder how long does various food stays in our stomach before it gets ’emptied’ ?
Here are the list of common food groups and their digestion times :
When stomach is empty, water leaves immediately and goes to the intestines.
Fruit, Vegetables or Vegetable-based Broth -> 15 to 20 minutes.
Blended Salad, Vegetables or Fruits -> 20 to 30 minutes.
Watermelon, Canteloupe, Honeydew, Oranges, Grapefruit, Grapes, Apples, Pears, Peaches, Cherries -> 30 to 40 minutes.
Tomatoes, Lettuces, Cucumber, Celerey, Red & Green Pepper -> 30 to 40 minutes.
Spinach, Kale, Collards, Zucchini, Broccoli, Cauliflower, String Beans, Yellow Squash, Corn On Cob, Carrots, Beets, Parsnips, Turnips -> 40 to 50 minutes.
Corn, Potatoes, Sweet Potatoes, Yam, Chestnuts -> 60 minutes.
Brown Rice, Millet, Buckwheat, Cornmeal, Oats -> 90 minutes.
Sunflower, Pumpkin, Sesame Seeds, Alomnds, Peanuts(raw form), Cashews, Brazil Nuts, Walnuts, Pecans -> 2.5 Hours to 3 hours.