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IN his book, “Doc Robert´s Guide to Better Health and Wellness,” Dr. Robert Wal­cher answers the question, “How long does it take for our stomach to digest food?”

It takes our digestive sys­tem 120 minutes to digest chicken.

Fish takes anywhere from 45 to 60 minutes to digest.

Potato, 90 to 120 minutes.

Beef, 180 minutes. Veg­etable, 30 to 40 minutes.

Water takes 0 minutes.

Nuts, 180 minutes.

Milk, 120 minutes.

Fruits and vegetables, 15 to 20 minutes.


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TRIVIA PA MORE (Various Sources): Japanese square watermelons are ornamental plants and are not edible.

Strawberries can also be white or yellow, and some can even taste like pineapples!

Google says bird’s saliva is actually an expensive delicacy.


DID YOU KNOW: That peanuts aren’t nuts, technically? They’re le­gumes.

According to Merri­am-Webster, a nut is only a nut if it’s “a hard-shelled dry fruit or seed with a separable rind or shell and interior kernel.”

That means walnuts, al­monds, cashews, and pis­tachios aren’t nuts either. They’re seeds.


ATING ALAMIN: Nabasa ko po na ang lobster ay min­sang ikinumpara sa ipis. Kadiri naman po.

In the early 1900’s, lobster was considered, would you believe, as the “cockroach of the ocean.” It was identi­fied as common food for the poor, eaten regularly by the homeless, slaves and prisoners.

All this changed after World War II when lobster was considered a delicacy, food associated with aristo­cratic classes.

Send your questions on anything and everything to Kuya Kim through my Twitter account @kuya­kim_atienza using #Alamin­KayKuyaKim.

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