How long does it take for your body to digest protein?

Turns out that it takes 1.5 hours for viscous liquids (e.g. a whey protein shake) to pass through the section of the gut that can actually absorb it. But that's not the breaking news. Here's the big story. The maximum rate that whey protein can be absorbed is about 8-10 grams per hour.
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What can I take to help digest protein?

Simply eat some kiwi fruit after eating a meal to help digestion.
  • Pineapple. The stem and juice of pineapples contain bromelain which is a protease enzyme that helps digest protein in a similar way like pepsin.
  • Papaya.
  • Mango.
  • Figs.
  • Ginger.
  • Sprouted seeds and legumes.
  • What can I take to help digest protein?

    Simply eat some kiwi fruit after eating a meal to help digestion.
    • Pineapple. The stem and juice of pineapples contain bromelain which is a protease enzyme that helps digest protein in a similar way like pepsin.
    • Papaya.
    • Mango.
    • Figs.
    • Ginger.
    • Sprouted seeds and legumes.
  • Do bananas have a lot of enzymes?

    Enzymes exist in all raw food. All raw foods, including meats, have some enzyme activity. For example, green bananas have amylase, an enzyme that breaks down starch to glucose. In a number of days, the amylase converts the raw starch of the banana to sugar, which is why darkened bananas are so much sweeter tasting.
  • What fruits and vegetables are high in enzymes?

    Fruits & Vegetables High in Enzymes
    • Pineapple. Pineapple is high in the enzyme bromelain.
    • Asparagus. Asparagus contains glutathione peroxidase, an enzyme the body uses to create antioxidants, which are used to combat cancer-causing agents.
    • Raw Fruits and Vegetables. Many raw fruits and vegetables are naturally abundant in digestive enzymes.
    • Supplements.

Updated: 28th September 2018

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