Improve Digestion with Mindful Chewing (By Deon Hall-Garriques)
The average person does not think about how many times they chew their food before swallowing, especially if they are very hungry. 😀
Did you know that the average person chews their food about 4-5 times before swallowing?
This is significantly less than what the experts and studies suggest.
Studies show that you should chew your food about 32 times before swallowing.
For, harder foods you may need up to 40 chews per mouthful.
For foods that are softer, such as mashed potato, you can get away with chewing just 5-10 times.
When we take time, to sit down, focus on our food, and eat at a casual pace, our body lets us know when we have eaten enough. Slowing down your eating allows the salivary enzymes in your mouth, and your digestive system, to work more effectively to get the nutrients out of your food and into your body. There are many benefits related to your overall health when you chew your food slowly and being more mindful when you eat.
Some benefits include:
✅ Improves digestion
✅ Supports gut health
✅ Reduces the likelihood of overeating
✅ Complements other weight loss efforts
I encourage you to try practicing mindful chewing and watch what happens. I would love for you to share your results with me🙏🏾🙋🏽♀️
In Good Health,
DISCLAIMER: This information is not intended to provide medical advice. The purpose is to provide education and a broader understanding to my readers. Always seek the advice of your qualified healthcare provider before making any dietary or lifestyle changes. I do not recommend or prescribe, or recommend changing dosage or discontinuing, any prescription medications or pharmaceutical drugs.
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