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My top tip for better digestion

better digestion

Want to know what my top top for better digestion is, that won’t cost you a thing?

Hi, Natalie here to share my top tip for better digestion with you.

But first, why am I talking about having better digestion in the first place?

We all know that suffering from digestive problems such as gas, bloating, reflux, stomach cramps, diarrhoea, constipation, irritable bowel syndrome or inflammatory bowel disease can seriously hinder our daily functioning and make us miserable.

Your gastrointestinal (GI) tract acts as your body’s food processor and if it’s blocked, overloaded, polluted with toxins such as food additives, pesticides and preservatives, or otherwise irritated, it is going to let you know how it feels by having one of the reactions listed above.

Your GI tract first breaks down your food by the mechanical process of chewing, and then by a multitude of complex chemical processes that extract nutrients to feed your system and expel toxins.

The best way to ensure that we are helping make it easy for our bodies to digest our food is to chew A LOT so that our food mixes with our digestive juices so it can be easily digested and better absorbed for optimal nutrition. So what is my tip for better digestion?

Believe it or not chewing is one of the most important aids to our digestion and it’s also one we often take for granted, so much so that we sometimes just swallow our food whole, forgetting to use our teeth altogether!

Learning how to chew your food properly (up to 30 times per mouthful) will help you extract the maximum nutrients from your food and get your digestive juices flowing right, help keep your weight down and your tummy flat.

How? Because if you eat healthy food packed with nutrients that you chew properly with each bite, you will be able to recognise once you feel full and you will therefore eat less!

My clients find that learning how-to chew helps them:

● Sense intuitively when they are full
● Gain more satisfaction from eating
● Develop a healthier relationship with food

How to chew better for optimal digestion:

To get into the habit of chewing, try chewing each mouthful of food 30 times. (Putting your fork down and breathing between bites will help.

Even if you only have 5 minutes for a meal, let the chewing relax you, and use it almost as a meditation. That way you’ll enjoy the whole spectrum of tastes and aromas that make up the meal, trigger cephalic phase digestion, and your body and brain will be satisfied.

In my nutrition and health coaching practice, I help clients understand why they eat in a rush and forget to chew, and we come up with a how-to guide for chewing that is easy to implement and turns eating into a whole new enjoyable experience.

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Here’s to your health!

Nat x

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