Hi all, I have a question regarding digestion time of meals, and the significance of meal sizes to their respective digestion times.
After reading around for quite some time, it seems as if the human body takes quite a long time digesting foods. Casein (30-40g) has been shown to release amino acids into the bloodstream 7 hours after injestion.
Now, it intuitively makes sense that the larger meal you eat, the slower it would take for your body to break down and digest the nutrients. If one were to injest 30grams of casein protein, and have amino acids being released after 7 hours of injestion, how long lasting would the supply of nutrients last if someone injested 90g casein instead? I suspect the time it take to digest 90g casein is going to be longer, but not 3 times longer. Any idea how significant the delay would be?
For the application of intermittent fasting, if a huge meal (60% calories of the day) is eaten at 8PM, roughly how long would the it take to fully absorb every bit of those calories? It seems like the general approach is to keep insulin level stable throughout the day, and have huge spikes around workout for anabolic response. Would it therefore be ideal to limit the amount of meals you have to mostly around workout, and have nutrients slowly trickle down into the bloodstream while keeping fat burning paths active?
Thanks in advance.