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Length of Time to Digest Eggs?

I see eggs is always eaten in the morning in a BB’er’s diet. Eggs ARE a good source of protein. In the morning your body is craving protein and the last thing you want is slow digestive protein (like casein). But how long does it take for your body to absorb egg protein?

I don’t know, but it depends on how well they’re chewed and how much of what else you eat with them. Throw some in a blender with some water until you get egg milkshake if you really want them to digest fast.

Casein = slow
whey = fast

Albumen (egg) protein would fall somewhere in the middle. So just use that as a reference. I haven’t been able to find an exact time frame (perhaps it varies individually).

Drink some sort of juice, preferably pineapple juice. It has enzymes to help break down the protein faster. These enzymes don’t degrade the protein into non-usable forms, they just aid you in your digestion.

Don’t worry about it. I’d sometimes throw in BCAAs as I open my eyes.

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Most of the eggs are digested within one hour. They are completely digested within 2 hours.

what’s the big deal ?

have a glass of whey first thing and then eat breakfast.

Worry about how fast that meal is digesting is just silly.

Eggs can be eaten any time of day. Having them in the morning only is a cultural thing as eggs are a sterotypical breakfast meal.

Regardless… no one will be able to tell you how long it takes them to be digested. It is highly individual based on your metabolic rate, what else is in your stomach at the time, your current activity level, etc. I’m not even sure 2hrs (the typical answer) is really even a good rule of thumb. It could be 10 minutes for some people.

What about liquid egg whites? I heard that cooked ones digest quicker…

[quote]Digity wrote:
What about liquid egg whites? I heard that cooked ones digest quicker…[/quote]

Cooked one digest better, or are absorbed better in any case.

Uncooked egg whites only have a 40-60% absorption rate vs cooked egg whites.

Berardi mentionned it as a 50% rule but could not remember the artiles.

After a little searching, I found them on pubmed. And posted the abstracts on another post.

Also I think they look into absorption time.

Digestibility of Cooked and Raw Egg Protein in Humans as Assessed by
Stable Isotope Techniques

The Journal of Nutrition
Pieter Evenepoel, Benny Geypens, Anja Luypaerts, Martin Hiele, Yvo Ghoos
and Paul Rutgeerts

Amount and fate of egg protein escaping assimilation in the small intestine of humans

Am J Physiol Gastrointest Liver Physiol 277:935-943, 1999.
Rutgeerts and Yvo Ghoos
Pieter Evenepoel, Dirk Claus, Benny Geypens, Martin Hiele, Karen Geboes, Paul Rutgeerts and Yvo Ghoos

Hope this helps,
AlexH

[quote]CAVEY wrote:
Most of the eggs are digested within one hour. They are completely digested within 2 hours. [/quote]

Sounds about right. I can eat ten fried eggs and be hungry 2 hours later.

[quote]Uncle Gabby wrote:
CAVEY wrote:
Most of the eggs are digested within one hour. They are completely digested within 2 hours.

Sounds about right. I can eat ten fried eggs and be hungry 2 hours later.[/quote]

You should be hurling after TEN FRIED eggs. The only reason I eat eggs (an egg) is to kill my appetite.

Starch is digested quickly-usually within 30 minutes to 2 hours-while protein takes a bit longer-anywhere from 1½ to 6 hours to digest-and fat takes much longer. Only about 10 grams of fat can be processed by the digestive tract per hour, so high fat foods or meals can take many hours to digest.

Pfft, dumb question. Everyone knows it takes 52 minutes 39 seconds to digest eggs in the morning.