Chew my food?
Well, of course. Doesn’t everyone chew their food?
Sure, but what we are saying here is that there is an importance to how you chew your food. And more importantly, it is important to take extra time to chew your food.
Of course, it is important to understand the importance of what you eat, but also it is important on how you eat the food.
3 Reasons to Take Extra Time to Chew Your Food
When you reduce the amount of time you spend chewing your food, the enzymes in your gut that break it down end up with less surface area to work with. This means that your body is left with a reduced capacity to absorb nutrients. This makes the efficiency of the food (aka fuel) decline with which you eat to process well in your body.
Your mental state can affect the amount of nutrients you receive from your food. For example, if you are stressed it can disrupt the communication between the brain and digestive system. If you eat while you are stressed your body absorbs less of the nutrients, even as low as 20% which is a significant amount.
This one is a bit more obvious, but when you slow down and take the time to eat your food, you might actually eat less. This gives your body to time to process the food and nutrients and allow your body to let you know when it is actually full and to after the fact.
There is also a lot of evidence that backs up drinking your food can up the nutrition absorption in your body, as well.
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