Whether you are trying to lose weight or planning to tone up your body shape. In any case, digestion plays an important role. If the food you are eating is not getting digested properly you might face some health issues which directly affects your health and so your metabolism. So, if you are kind of a person who loves to have meals according to the strict diet schedule.
It becomes important for you to know which kind of food gets easily digested and which ones take more than an hour to get through your digestive tract. We have tried and listed some of the foods and the effective time is taken by them to get digested here.
Don’t forget to keep them in mind while you are preparing your next diet schedule.
We already know how important water is for our body. Water is the only thing that gets into the intestine immediately and gets digested. It gets easily absorbed once it is consumed.
2. Fruits and Vegetables
The average time taken by fruits to completely digest is nearly 30 to 40 minutes. However, it depends upon which fruit are you consuming. Fruits like watermelon take 20 to 25 minutes to digest while other melons take 30 minutes. Other fruits like oranges, grapefruit and bananas take not more than 30 minutes.
On the other hand, vegetables which are high in water content such as lettuce or cucumber takes 30 to 40 minutes. Root vegetables like beetroot and carrot take 50 to 60 minutes.
3. Dairy products
Dairy products are a good source of vitamin D and calcium content. Products like skimmed milk and low-fat cheese take about 1.5 to 2 hours to digest.
Eggs are a good source of protein content. It takes about 30 minutes to digest (if you take only the egg yolk) and on the other hand whole egg including whites takes about 45 minutes to digest.
5. White rice
White rice is much easier to digest when compared to brown rice. That is why they are recommended by doctors. It takes about 2 hours for white rice to get digest and even more than that for brown rice.
Most individuals love to have chicken as they are a good source of protein. Chicken takes around 1.5 to 2 hours to digest properly.