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.
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!
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:
How to chew better for optimal digestion:
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.
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