What Is The Average Fruit Transit Time? Should I be Worried It's So Quick?
I notice that a lot of my meals take a very short time to get through my body. For example, green smoothies take about 6 hours.
I have read that the average transit time for a meal (presumably a SAD meal) is about 12 - 20 hours.
Is 6 hours normal for a fruit meal or is this too short? - I am worried that my digestion is weak and I'm not receiving sufficient nutrition from these meals. I was hoping you had some experience or knowledge in this regard - thanks.Andrew's Answer:Fruit
is the fastest-digesting food we can eat, and greens
aren't far behind.
There's no reason to worry about quick fruit digestion, and every reason to embrace it.
Although some people do have damaged intestines incapable of absorbing nutrients from food, their transit time wouldn't necessarily be an indication of this.
Fruit and greens move through the systems of everyone quicker than grains, meat, dairy, starches, processed foods, and other SAD staples.
Meat, for instance, often takes days, and because most people don't know how to properly combine food
, they suffer from digestive problems and slowed transit time. The meat starts to rot and ferment in the dark, fetid interior of their body, leading to further problems. Food consumed after the meat runs into it, causing a traffic jam of sorts.
The fruit and vegetable meals found in a healthy raw food diet digest like a dream, leaving us with more energy and mobility to live vibrant lives
. Who wants to be weighed down by a brick in their guts?
So eat some fruit and don't worry. That fast intestinal transit time is a good thing.Following Up:
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