I'm so glad I'm here, every time I come to this forum I either learn something new and thats been loads of new stuff for me but I've also read about things like this article that I needed to be reminded of.
"Because of the years of improper eating, the body is now suffering from malnutrition. This is because food is not being assimilated, causing starvation of the bodies cells."
I know this has to be the case with me, my poor body wasn't assimilating much of anything, especially before I started cleaning it out.
"This is an old and true axiom. What this means is we should thoroughly chew our solid foods which mixes the saliva with the food until it becomes liquid, and then we drink it. The liquid foods must be swished (or chewed) in the mouth, then swallowed. The saliva thoroughly mixed with the foods is the key that opens up the doors of digestion. Without mixing saliva with the food, the balance of the digestive juices are not activated for good assimilation. By gulping or inhaling our food without properly mixing saliva with it, we get only eight to ten percent of its value."
This is what really caught my attention in the article. How many times have we gulped down a meal because we were in a hurry? I know its hundreds of times for me, probably more like thousands LOL. I can't remember but I think my mother taught me to chew each bite something like 50 times, well I did that as a child but when I got out on my own life took over and I was always in a rush. I don't think a lot of people realize just how important completely chewing our food is. I used to know but I'm glad you reminded me of this very important tiny little thing we can do to improve our health.
I learned a trick several years ago, Id like to share because it really does work. It has more to do with losing weight than health but it could address health issues too if we overeat, even if a person is thin. When you eat a meal start out with a small amount then wait 20 minutes and see if you're still hungry, nine times out of ten you won't be hungry and won't need to eat any more. But I bet we probably wouldn't have to use this trick if we we're masticating our food properly because the meal would take longer to eat which would give our brains time to figure out we're full.
Thank you for reminding me Uny, once I start on solid foods again I'll be sure to remember this pearl of wisdom.