When you become more mindful of eating clean and healthy food, it is important to start focusing on how you eat. Most people eat unconsciously and rarely take time to chew their food properly which can lead to numerous health issues.
Learning to take your time to chew slowly is one of the most important things you can do. Chewing more increases saliva which improves digestion. Digestion is the process of breaking down substances the body can use for energy, tissue growth and repair.
You should chew your food until you can no longer feel the texture of the food in your mouth. This will create more saliva to moisten your food for ease of swallowing, improve your immune system and it may also help with your waistline.
Focusing on chewing your food properly can help with the overgrowth of bad bacteria in your gut that may lead to cramping, bloating, constipation, gas, diarrhea, and other digestive problems. If you want stronger teeth, less plague buildup and less tooth decay, then learn to chew your food!
Digestion Begins In The Mouth – When you make this small change and start thoroughly chewing your food, you will begin to celebrate the beauty and healing nature of your food.
With better digestion, you will absorb more nutrients which in turn will improve your immune system.
Have you heard the saying, “You Are What You Eat”? Let’s take this a few steps further…
You are what you eat, what you assimilate and what you eliminate.
“Eating Slowly and Mindfully May Shrink Your Waistline The research is clear: slowing down your meals does all sorts of good things for your body, including causing you to eat less. Eating slowly creates actual biochemical changes that make you less inclined to overeat. Even if you aren’t a research buff, I think you will appreciate the underlying message that comes through loud and clear from these studies.” You can read Dr. Mercola’s full post here.