Getting Your Digestion to Work FOR You
Everyone’s in such a hurry these days, and multi-tasking, too, even at mealtimes, just to try and get everything done. Eat and run, eat in the car, in front of the TV or computer…
Cross my heart, these habits do not serve you.
You can do a better job of eating by simply taking the time to chew your food. Is it really necessary to be in such a hurry?
Better digestion begins with your mouth, and it all starts with chewing your food properly. When you chew your food longer, it breaks up into smaller pieces and mixes with the saliva more thoroughly.
Your saliva contains digestive enzymes, and the longer those food particles spend in your mouth, the more saliva will be mixed in.
My favorite metaphor for digestion is a line of dominoes.
As a kid, do you remember setting up a long row of dominoes, knocking over the first one, and watching the chain reaction?
If you didn’t get them lined up just right, one would fall crooked, and the exciting momentum would be lost. The whole process would sometimes even come to a halt.
Your digestion works in a similar way. Every process sets the stage for the next process, and when one of them isn’t functioning well, the rest of the “dominoes” will never be able to perform the way they were meant to.
Some possible side effects of not chewing your food properly:
- bad breath
- unhealthy weight gain
And of course any the above can cause more problems, and who wants that?
A few more tips before you start chewing-
- It’s good to share a meal with someone whose company you enjoy.
- Try not to have to eat with someone you’re angry with.
- Bless your food and give thanks for it. This actually raises the vibrational frequency of your meal in a measurable way.
So take your time, savor the flavor and enjoy the company. And by all means, chew.
I bet your mother would be proud.