Happy Wednesday to you all!
I am sitting here in my living room sipping a cup of Teeccino and figured it was a great time to write my blog post.
On Monday night my mom and I went to a “back on track” seminar where the speakers went over how to regain your vision and bring back proper nutrition. The reason this seminar was held is because everyone at this time in February have fallen off their New Years Resolutions band wagon. Have you found yourself slipping back to your old “comfortable” ways?
Stats show that roughly 70 days after New Years people fall off these hopeful resolutions. So this seminar was to bring us all back into our vision for this year.
I can not say I have fallen off of mine. But this was a great refresher for me.
I learned a lot from the nutritionist who spoke and was able to ask her many questions which I absolutely love! For some reason my eating and health consume me and I get in this trance when I am around people that believe the same things I do about food for the body. It was fab!!
The largest tip / topic she discussed that really stuck with me was the importance of CHEWING your food until it is in a liquid state. I almost fell off my seat. I am the fastest eater you will ever meet. I am done when people are still on their appetizer!
“WOW” I said to myself as she was going over what happens to the body when you don’t chew your food properly and the symptoms you will see currently in your body that are linked to ill chewing.
How many times to chew each bite you ask?
30 – 50 times or enough to make sure it is in a liquid form.
To make a long story short, digestion starts in the mouth and not the stomach as most people believe. When food enters your mouth, saliva forms ready to coat the food to be taken down to the stomach where the acid is waiting to break it down. Our tummies don’t have teeth, so large pieces of food can’t be broken down.
What happens with the food is it will start to get trapped in your intestines along the walls causing toxins in the body and many physical issues. Plus, if our bodies are meant to absorb the nutrients and then release the waste this can not happen properly if the food is too large and stuck. No nutrients will be used and no eliminating will be done after every meal as it should 😉
Since Monday I have been chewing everything 50 times! It is so hard to get used to as I am was such a fast eater! Salads take me forever to finish.
Smoothies and soups are to be fully coated in saliva before being swallowed. I figured I had to throw that tid bit in as that was a question asked at the seminar and well I think we all drink a smoothie through the day here!
Properly chewing your food will increase your energy, relieve bloating and gas and make you feel a whole lot better!
I challenge you all to chew each bite of 1 meal a day properly. I know every meal to start might be too much, but 1 is easy. Your body will thank you 🙂
Like I said I am rocking this chewing with all my meals and notice a difference already……and a sore jaw….but that will pass 🙂
These golden gems just came out of the oven. They are made without a store bought sweetener!!! I will post the recipe tomorrow!
REMINDER – You still have time to enter for the Daily Detox Drops Give Away! I will be closing the this contest at 8pm Thursday, February 25th!
Do you chew your food 30 – 50 times? Are you up for this challenge?