Q. Glen, I have a question which pertains to protein. I was wondering how long it takes to digest protein? And when I say this I mean like when you eat a meal containing 30-40g of protein how long does it take for that protein to reach your muscles for growth.
And then when can you eat again to efficiently use another 30-40g of protein for your muscles? I am sure it depends on the protein type but I was curious if there is like an average time when it would be safe to eat more protein again (ie. Hour, 45 minutes). Nick
A. Nick. It takes about a day or so for food to make its way through your digestive system until the leftovers are eliminated as waste product. The proteins are broken down in the stomach and the small intestine, then absorbed. Many nutritionists suggest that a person eat a lot of smaller meals, maybe five or six per day about every three hours. These should include about two to three ounces of meat or protein supplement ( Whey ). If you eat larger meals, you wouldn't want to eat as frequently or you would take in too many calories.Any personal health questions or problems mental or physical or before starting any diet or exercise program.Please consult your physician !
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Glen Edward Mitchell
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