BY KIM ATIENZA
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.
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.
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