Liquid Calories Vs Solids

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  1. Callumjordan98

    Callumjordan98

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    I have a blended oat shake with a bunch of stuff in there in the morning as breakfast for quick calories before work am I loosing protein or slowing my digestion by doing so?
     

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  2. Richard Dick

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    No.
     
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  3. Sjundea

    Sjundea Moderator

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    When you chew up your food you essentially blend it anyway (if you kept in mouth and chewed it right down).
    Only thing I have ever been told (cannot validate this) is liquid calories digest quicker as less digestive breakdown required. How w true this is I don’t know.
    so the answer to your question is as @Richard Dick says no.
     
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  4. Richard Dick

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    The two schools of thought I guess is that blending food turns out into much smaller particles so more surface area for digestive enzymes and stomach acid to start breaking down - i.e. faster digestion

    Alternatively, when you chew food you're secreting enzymes through your saliva and drinking a shake skips this step so potential for indigestion possibly.

    Reality is it doesn't matter though.
     
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