The Importance of Eating Slowly

slow-eatingMost Americans rush through their meals, short changing themselves and their digestive systems.  We were designed to eat slowly.  Not only does it help our stomachs to digest food properly, but it also helps us to enjoy the quality of our meals.

Here are some of the ways that can benefit you and your digestion.  Eat more slowly and be certain to chew more thoroughly.  If you find this challenging to do, here are some tips.  Eat without distractions and give yourself at least 20-30 minutes to complete your entree.  Be in the moment by paying attention to the taste, texture and smell of your food.  You will be surprised how much more you will appreciate your dish by paying closer attention.  Remember, digestion is a complicated process which you should help by doing as much as you can. Please, take your time!



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