Monday, January 18, 2016

What does a tortoise have to do with digestion?

It is all about slowing down baby. Not that tortoises are slow..... 
If you are looking for better digestion and assimilation of your food, try these simple tricks.

Take deep breaths before eating. This will help calm the mind and body, calming the nervous system.
Slow down when you eat, it is not a race. After every bite, put your utensil down.
Prepare yourself for what you are doing, eating. Not playing on your phone. Not watching TV.
Taste your food. What spices and seasonings are in it? What is the texture? What is the smell?
Chew your food. Digestion begins in your mouth, with you salvating when you smell food and think about food. Chewing and incorporating the salvia will help your food to begin digestion. By thoroughly chewing your food, it is broken down so it is easier for your stomach and gut to break it down all the way for full digestion and then absorption.
When you incorporate all of your senses, you have better digestion.
Enjoy your food! If you do not enjoy what you are eating, what is the point? There are so many healthy, nourishing foods available to us today and ways of preparing this food, there is not much reason to eat something you do not like. Find what you like and enjoy. Food is meant to be enjoyed, something pleasurable.

Saving the world one stick of butter at a time.
God bless,