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Drink Your Solids, Chew Your Liquids | Yoga of Eating

Updated: Dec 29, 2020

Digestion begins in the mouth. Chewing food breaks down large particles into small particles which helps in the absorption of nutrients and also makes it easy for the body to digest it When food is chewed well, it stimulates the release of a lot of saliva which contain digestive enzymes. The saliva releases these enzymes into the throat and stomach thus aiding the digestive process. Chewing food well also releases digestive enzymes with the help of which the body digest food. It is advisable to "Drink your solids chew your liquids" which suggests that one should chew solid food till it turns into a liquid and then drink it It's best to chew our food at least 50 times before swallowing it. When food is not chewed enough or chewed well, it taxes the digestive system and could lead to digestive problems, including : Constipation, Acid Reflux, Heartburn, Irritability, Diarrhea, Gas and Bloating, Cramps, Nausea, Headaches, Indigestion, Malabsorption, Malnutrition etc

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