Why is digestion so important with improving your health?
We all know that suffering digestive problems such as gas, bloating, reflux, stomach cramps, diarrhoea, constipation, irritable bowl or inflammatory bowel disease can seriously hinder our daily functioning and make us miserable.
Your gastrointestinal tract acts as your body’s food processor and if its blocked, overloaded, polluted with toxins such as food additives, pesticides and preservatives, or otherwise irritated, it is going to let you know it feels rubbish by acting in one of the ways above.
Your tract breaks down food by the mechanical process of chewing and then by a multitude of complex chemical processes that extracts nutrients to feed your system and expel toxins.
The best way to ensure that we are helping make it easy for our bodies to digest food is to chew A LOT so that our food mixes with our digestive juices so it can be easily digested and better absorbed for optimal nutrition.
In my health coaching practice, how clients eat is one of the areas we look at in the 4 week and 90 day programme. I help clients understand why they eat in a rush and we come up with better habits when it comes to how they eat.
So, try it – eat slower and chew more – see any difference?