As simple as it sounds, chewing your food properly and in a mindful way, is the easiest thing that you can do to optimize your digestion.

Here are the reasons why plus some useful tips:

*Breaks your food down into smaller particles.

*The smaller the food is, the more effective the digestive enzymes/acids can work on it before you swallow.

*Makes it asier to swallow due to the food having more lubricity from saliva and enzyme release.

*Your stomach will produce more digestive acids and enzymes, which allows for more efficient final digestion and will use less energy.

*Supports optimal nutrient extraction and absorption.

*May eliminate bloating, cramping, stomach pains and gas production.

*Note there is no magic number of how many times you should chew your food, but think about it in terms of how crunchy or nutrient dense the food is. (ie. chew these foods longer)

*Target eating your meal over a 20-30 minute window to be able to reach full satiety.

*Should allow you to eat less and maybe even lose some weight too.

*Allows you to slow down and appreciate and savor all of the complex/subtle taste sensations of the foods you’re eating.

With Thanksgiving coming up in a few days, try chewing your food in a more mindful way then and see how much better you feel.

If you are interested in learning more about how to optimize your digestion, please schedule your free 20 minute discovery call with me at

To your health,

#reroot #nutrition #coach

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