Better-DigestionMost people think that digestion begins in the stomach, but it actually begins in your mouth.

The process of chewing is a vital part of good digestion, and therefore of good health and steady energy levels. Avoid eating on the run. You need to chew your food thoroughly if you are to digest it properly and get the maximum benefit from what you eat.

So don’t eat at your desk while working, and try to avoid grabbing a bite to eat as you run from one appointment to another. Make time to ensure that you eat a proper meal rather than just the fuel you need as quickly as possible.

The next time you have a meal or snack, concentrate on noticing every morsel: what it looks, smells, and tastes like. Count to five between each bite, or put your knife and fork down between mouthfuls.

It doesn’t really take much time or effort to chew your food, and what you get in return is better digestion, better health, more energy, and a greater enjoyment and appreciation of food!