Have you ever wondered how you can control your hunger and actually remain satiated?
While it may be due to an underlying issue (like malabsorption), it is important to know that different food groups digest differently and take different amounts of time to digest.
Dietary fat can stay in your stomach up to 3-5 hours, proteins can take up to 3 hours, starches take roughly 2 hours, and fruit can take less than 30 minutes!
Had an apple for breakfast and you feel hungry an hour later? That’s because it has already left your stomach!
Not only is combining a protein, a carbohydrate and a fat great for blood sugar control – it can actually keep you staying full for longer due to gastric emptying times.