Tuesday, December 8, 2009

REBLOG!!!! How Many Times Should You Chew Food?

When I was growing up, my grandmother always said, "Don't eat so fast! You should chew your food 30 times!" - Don't laugh, but that is very true. Technically,a person is supposed to chew their food about twenty times before they swallow it.

Most of us are not aware that the process of digestion actually takes a whole lot of energy. In fact, we burn over 10% of our available "fuel" every day just digesting our food!

So a good rule is: chew every bite of food well. About 15-20 times before swallowing.
On this surface, this may sound like it wouldn't do much, but we're now discovering how many ways this practice unleashes our hidden energy.

Digestion starts in the mouth. If we skip that process, we only get a fraction of the nutritional value of our food. When we gulp down partially chewed food, tremendous stress is put on our digestion and zaps us of our vital energy via several pathways.

Over 70 million Americans are affected by various digestive diseases at any given time.
Most disease goes untreated and unreported, according to the National Institute of Health.
Sometimes these digestive problems don't even manifest in a sore stomach - only in fatigue.

So slow down, and chew your food!


Professor TATE said...

Chew your food until it is like liquid. Drink your liquids slowly, like you were swallowing food.

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Anonymous said...

Ok...what about the foods that aren't quite liquid but they aren't solid. They're already mush..(mashed potatoes for example) how are you supposed to chew them 20 times or "drink" them slowly?

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