Our digestion plays a very important role in our weight loss.
As we heard many times, we are what we eat. Yes, it’s true the right digestion time depends on an individual’s physical health, metabolism, age, and even gender. But, do you know that some foods get digest quickly while others take time.
The digestion process starts when food that we eat breaks down into tiny particles that get transferred through your intestinal system into the bloodstream. It is very important to know about digestion time to lose weight or to maintain your ideal weight.
If you taking fast-digesting food, it means you are eating more than you should, because after eating it you feel hungry again very soon. This type of food gives you the energy that means a glucose level jump. Getting a boost of energy is good, but your body is flooded with glucose and doesn’t use it, the rest turns into fat.
Slow-digesting food increases your blood sugar levels very slowly, giving more steady and balanced energy. But if you eat only very slow-digesting food, your digestive system will work max all the time and it can be hard for your body.
Experts suggest don’t mix fast and slow types of food in one meal and avoid eating fast food too soon after slow.
We should take food that has components with different digestion times for lunch because at that time our digestive system is the most active. The meals for breakfast and dinner should be light and preferably with products that are quickly digested.
1 Water: Enters into the intestines immediately
2 Fruit or vegetable juice: 15-20 minutes
3 Raw vegetables: 30-40 minutes
4 Cooked vegetables: 40 minutes
5 Fish: 45-60 minutes
6 Salad with oil: 1 hour
7 Starchy vegetables: 1.5-2 hours
8 Grains (rice, buckwheat, quinoa): 2 hours
9 Dairy: 2 hours
10 Nuts: 3 hours
11 Chicken: 1.5-2 hours
12 Beef: 3 hours
13 Lamb: 4 hours
14 Pork: 5 hours
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