Chew Your Way To Better Health!

Chew Your Way To Better Health

Do you know how important chewing your food is for your health? If you are like most people you may have never thought about it. With millions of Americans having digestive issues, it is a subject worthy of looking at.

I know you want to feel your best and treat your body right, right? By paying attention to this one simple thing, you can chew your way to better health!

Chewing your food is the first part of your digestive process. As you chew you break the food down into smaller particles that makes digestion easier. Think about chewing each bite between 10 times for softer foods and up to 30 times for vegetables or meats.

Having the food broke into smaller particles makes it easier to absorb nutrients from your food and prevents the improperly digested food from entering your bloodstream and causing adverse effects on your health.

Are you looking to shed a few pounds? If so, chewing your food properly could be your solution. As you chew properly, around twice as long as normal you will inadvertently decrease portion sizes, calorie intake, and weight loss could be a side effect!

Your stomach does not get the signal from your brain for about 20 minutes that you are full, so if you eat like I have my whole life, in 20 minutes I am long done and have overeaten many times before I realize that I am full.

I have had slow digestion and issues with constipation and realize how not chewing my food has had a negative effect on my health.

You should not be in a hurry or stressed when eating a meal. This will cause you to eat too fast and not chew your food well. Here is a great article on the importance of relaxing at each meal!

Saliva contains digestive enzymes that aid in the digestive process.The more enzymes that are exposed to the food you eat the better it is broken down. Saliva also helps lubricate your food and makes it easier on your esophagus.

Chewing is a workout for your teeth and helps keep them strong, another great reason to do some extra chewing at your next meal.

When the food you eat is not broken down properly as it enters your intestines it actually can putrefy, potentially leading to gas, bloating, diarrhea, constipation, abdominal pain, cramping, and other digestive issues.

With so may suffering from digestive problems, it makes me wonder if chewing our food properly would eliminate many of these issues? A product that I recommend that contains digestive enzymes is FibRestore. If you are interested in learning more contact me.

Have you been chewing your food properly? Do you have digestive issues? leave a reply below to answer. I also challenge you to chew your way to better health for the next 90 days and report back your results!

To Your Health,

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Jenay Green

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3 thoughts on “Chew Your Way To Better Health!

  1. Thank you Jenay, I know we need to stop, sit, pray, & relax before eating! Instead of a cup of yogurt as I’m driving down the road! A friend also told me about a retreat she went on where the first ten minutes at the table while eating were in complete silence, so that you had more focus on your food and she felt that aided in slower eating. Haven’t tried it, (as social as I am LOL) but I think incorporating the chewing with silence, may be a challenge I’m going to try!
    Thank you again for all your awesome info!
    God Bless!
    M

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