17 September 2007

in case you're ever lost in the woods...

Digestion Time Of Foods*

1 1/4 Hours : parsley

1 1/2 Hours : lemon, Irish moss (oh is that what its called now?)

1 3/4 Hours : avocado, grapes, mango, olive, ripe raspberry

2 Hours : blueberry, sweet cherry, grapefruit, orange, raisin, coconut milk (rhea!), artichoke, beet greens, garlic, potato, tomato, brown rice

2 1/4 Hours: fig, pear, fresh pineapple, strawberry, asparagus, carrot, cauliflower, lettuce: cos, loose leaf, iceberg

2 1/2 Hours: blackberry, date, dried fig, gooseberry, peach, almond, dandelion greens, leek
mushroom, okra, lima bean, white rice and basmati rice

Note: Foods beyond this time should not be eaten 3 hours prior to bedtime.

2 3/4 Hours: apple, apricot, currant, dried peach, plum, watermelon, chestnut, coconut meat,
pecan, pignoli nut, summer squash, wheat bran

3 Hours : lime, dried prune, filbert nut, walnut, broccoli (HOLLA!), cabbage, Swiss chard, sweet corn, endive (escarole), rhubarb, spinach (HOLLA!), winter squash, white bean, lentil, soybean
and wheat germ

3 1/4 Hours : cranberry, cantaloupe, casaba melon, honeydew melon, olive oil, pomegranate
cashew nut, dried coconut meat, celery, cucumber, onion, sweet green pepper, pumpkin, radish,
rutabaga, sweet potato, turnip greens, watercress, snap bean, fresh peas, peanut and millet

3 1/2 Hours : safflower oil, sesame seed oil, eggplant, mustard, dried greens peas, soybean oil, rye

3 3/4 Hours : persimmon, quince, red cabbage, barley, wheat

4 Hours : Brussels sprouts, horseradish, turnip

* Source: Ford Heritage, Composition and Facts about Foods (Mokelumne Hill, Calif.: Health

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Madon', all that work for a lingonberry or parsnip ? Jeez, how long does it take to digest a nice hunk of sirloin with or without steak sauce?


Uncle T