Hi, I'm Teresa, and welcome to My Fresh Kitchen. Today, I wanted to tell you about the foods that will enter your bloodstream the quickest. This all happens through digestion, and digestion is the process of taking food and turning it into fuel. It starts in your mouth, continues to your stomach, but the bulk of absorption happens in your small intestine. What's not absorbed through your small intestine goes to your large intestine, to your colon and so on. The only things that are absorbed through your stomach are water and alcohol. And that's why it's so important to always eat a balanced meal if you're drinking alcohol. With that said, if the absorption happens in the small intestine, it would be safe to believe that the simplest the food is when it comes in, the quicker it will be absorbed. So that would be your simple carbohydrates, like sugar, honey and sports gels. Complex carbohydrates would be next, and just like the name implies, they're complex, so it takes just a little bit longer for them to be digested. And then as you move on to lean meats and healthy fats, they take a little bit longer too to be broken down into their useful components of amino acids and fatty acids. So, that's why it's important to have a balanced meal that involves all the food groups to help slow digestion and keep you full and satisfied all day.