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7 Health Benefits of Properly Chewing Food

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Absorb more nutrients from your food and experience more energy

Have you ever had a friend who seems to do it all?  You find yourself sitting and marveling asking yourself, “Where do they get all of there energy?”  The reason these live-wires stick out in our minds is because most people feel low on energy, most of the time.

Changing a few simple habits relating to how you eat will put the spring back in your step by increasing your energy.

Chewing food may not seem all that important, especially when you are pressed for time and you need to get your food down so you can go on with your day. But properly chewing food before swallowing has many benefits to your overall health because it makes it easier on your digestive system. The digestion process takes more energy than any other physiological function of the body. The more we help it out the more energy we will experience!

It’s all about “The Chew” (slow and steady wins the race)

Chewing breaks your food down from large particles into smaller particles that are more easily digested. A general rule is to chew until you cannot feel the texture of the food in your mouth and the food is liquefied. This can mean chewing each mouthful for 30 to 50 times! I know this might seem like a ridiculously high range. When I counted for the first time I discovered that I actually chew at least 30 times and didn’t even realize it! You could have some fun with this at meal times with your children, spouse, family and friends. Who said that getting healthy wasn’t fun!? Any change in behavior starts with awareness and it’s likely that you will need to make a conscious effort to change the way you chew. You could also put down your utensils between each bite. We often have the next load on our fork before we have even finished swallowing what we have in our mouth! Slowing down in any way you can is the key. Keep track of what you notice.

7 health benefits of properly chewing your food

  • Absorb more nutrients and energy from your food
  • Maintain a healthy weight
  • Makes you feel full faster
  • A healthier body
  • Prevents heartburn
  • Helps with digestion
  • Promotes good oral hygiene

Digestive issues are on the rise. Don’t become a statistic. Take charge of your health and energy just by bringing more awareness to chewing your food.

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