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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Get this beauty secret for pennies!

Get this beauty secret for pennies!

 I know you must be thinking this sounds to good to be true. This item is the cheapest beauty secret I have discovered and you most likely already have it in your home.

The latest beauty secret I have discovered that cost me only pennies per use is baking soda. The cool thing is I have only begun to discover all the benefits of baking soda.

If you are looking for beautiful, supple skin start here. Baking soda can be used to exfoliate the skin on your face, body, heels etc.. If you suffer from dry skin just put a couple tablespoons in your bath to soften your skin.

If you have thinning hair and are looking for a way to restore your hairs volume baking soda may be your answer. You can ditch all the conventional shampoos and use a tablespoon of baking soda in a cup of warm water. Rub into scalp and hair for two minutes and rinse.

This works great for oily hair,but you may need to add some other ingredients if you have dry course hair. See wellness mamas site for some great D.I.Y. recipes for shampoo and see your hair restored to its former glory!

If you are interested in finding natural ways to whiten your teeth you may need to look no further than baking soda. You can brush with baking soda and peroxide to whiten your teeth for pennies per use.

If you are concerned about the harmful ingredients in most store bought deodorants you may save more than money by simply using baking soda.  You can just rub under your armpits or make a paste with coconut oil for a delightful smell as well as odor protection.

F.Y.I. if you have just shaved it may cause redness under the arms. Here are some other alternatives for natural deodorant as well if baking soda does not work for you. This is a nice blog post with several natural deodorant recipes.

Not only is baking soda a great beauty secret for pennies a day but can also be used to beautify your home without harmful chemicals. It removes surface stains on counter tops, bathtubs, etc.

Not only are you getting a beauty product for pennies with a wide variety of uses,but you can put money back in your pocket by replacing other items you were purchasing!

If you have discovered any more uses for baking soda as a beauty product please add your voice by commenting below on this article. I will have more to come on some of the other uses of baking soda that may surprise you so keep a look out for my next post!

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To your health,

Jenay Green