Following Dr Bass’ advice for eating products in the correct sequence (1. For appetisers – fruit; 2. Salad; 3. The main meal starts with rice; 4. Followed by the cheese; 5. Only the meat can be eaten at last), he is also suggesting DIGESTION TIME for some foods. Each food product forms its own layer in the stomach – and in the sequence in which it is taken.
- 15-20 minutes: Watermelon and vegetable juices
- 20-30 minutes: Mixed lettuces from plants with green leaves
- 30 minutes: Melon, orange, and grapefruit
- 30-40 minutes: Green salad
- 40 minutes: Other fresh fruits
- 45 minutes: Whole egg
- 40-50 minutes: Most stewed or cooked vegetables
- 60 minutes: Vegetables with a starch content
- 90 minutes: Cereals, legumes and lentils
- 90 minutes: Low-fat skimmed milk or fresh cheese
- 2 hours: White whole cream cheese
- 2 hours: Seeds
- 5 – 3 hours: Nuts
- 4-5 hours: Hard cheese (parmesan): Protein: 30 minutes
Indicative values for meat:
- 30 minutes: Light fish
- 45-60 minutes Oily fish
- 5 – 2 hours Chicken without skin:
- 3-4 hours Veal or lamb:
- 4,5 – 5 hours Pork
If the arrangement mentioned above of food intake is observed, then: the fruit will leave the first stomach – after about 30 minutes. Then its place will be occupied by the second layer, the one of the salads, which will remain in the stomach for another 30- 40 min. The third layer of rice follows, followed by the cheese and finally the meat.
That will be it, no more fatigue after eating!
Each layer is treated individually in the stomach without being mixed with the others. If taken properly, food is digested in the stomach quickly so no gases are formed, and no fatigue occurs. One feels alert and full of energy. If the same meal was accepted mixed – a little from here, a little from there, digestion would take many hours, accompanied by a feeling of heaviness, gas, acid and more. And all this just because of the wrong sequence. The lower the water content, the later it is eaten. Foods that contain more water are easily digested and quickly replaced by those high in protein, carbohydrates and fats.
Unbearable foods suddenly become tolerable. If you have suffered stomach problems after eating nuts, avocados or fruit, you probably thought they were not good for you. In fact, you just ate them in the wrong sequence or in the wrong combination with other foods. If you eat nuts with fruit, then the fat-rich nuts interfere with the digestion of the fruit. Eaten in the right order, these two products suddenly become wonderfully tolerable and grind perfectly.