Follow these simple rituals to help minimize bloat, support digestion and increase energy by maximizing the absorption of minerals & nutrients from the food you choose to eat.
i. chew really really well!
This is the only part of digestion that is voluntary. The more we break down food into small particles, the easier it is to absorb nutrients. Simple yet crucial.
ii. hydrate in between meals.
Drinking liquids during a meal dilutes stomach acid which impairs the separation of proteins from minerals. This inhibits the absorption of minerals that are essential for cellular energy. Ideally we chew food until its quite liquidy and hydrate in between meals.
iii. slow down
Eating in a stressed state impairs all digestion secretions, from stomach acid to digestive enzymes. Slow down to signal to the body its time to rest and digest. It takes 15-20 minutes for a hormone cascade to be released that regulated hunger. When we eat in a rushed state we are much more likely to over eat. Slow down & create a special nook to enjoy your meals.
While these rituals may seem simple, do not underestimate how powerful they are in optimizing digestion. Belching? Gas? bloated? Start here!
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