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Digestion starts with your thought of food, its smell, its texture, its incredible view. That is why it is vital to our well-being, both physical and emotional, to understand and follow certain steps in our food enjoyment.

Today, one situation comes to my mind. I was in college, and went to the restaurant with one of my friends who was a medical student at that time. When our ordered meals had arrived, we continued our conversation as we were partaking in our food choices. I remember that without interrupting the conversation, my friend inserted these words into our conversation:

“You know, it takes about 17-24 chewing actions before the food should be sent into its next digestive stage: from mouth into the stomach.”

I was, then, introduced to how’s and why’s, and what lies behind this key knowledge for good digestion. We gotta help our body to digest food well in order to feel and function well.

I don’t remember what we ate on that day, but I do remember the conversation. Since that day, thanks to our original topic at the meal, I’ve been paying attention to may “chewing” process when I have almost any meal. That is how deep the facts and the consequences of not well-chewed food had affected me on that day.

Today, let’s get a concise view of why digestive health is important to our well-being. Little things make a difference. Always. “The devil is in the details,” as a saying goes.

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  1. Laura, Celebrate Woman Today says

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    How do you usually eat your food: breakfast, lunch, dinner, in-between snacks?

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    • Katrina Angele says

      I generally eat lunch and dinner sitting down with my son and fiance. I like to sit for snacks but that is usually while I am busy doing chores. And breakfast….if my fiance works early I will get up and make us both something to eat. Otherwise I skip it since my son eats his morning meal at school.

  2. Laura, Celebrate Woman Today says
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    Chew Your Food Thoroughly

    You begin breaking down carbs and fats in your mouth, and the mechanical aspect of chewing gets the rest of the digestive system prepared for what’s to come.

    • Katrina Angele says

      My Great-Grandma always told us to chew our food 50 times when I was a little girl. and you always listened to Grandma Jennie! Haha

  4. Laura, Celebrate Woman Today says

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    Digestion starts with the thought, smell, and anticipation of food. Eating mindfully helps initiate the “rest and digest” aspect of the nervous system.

    • Katrina Angele says

      Everyone always says I eat too slow. But taking the time to enjoy your meal and actually taste it is worth it. Plus giving your stomach time to tell you you’re full before you stuff it to the max is good.

  5. Laura, Celebrate Woman Today says


    Supplement With Digestive Enzymes

    Because natural production of digestive enzymes and stomach acid decreases as we get older, many people find broad-spectrum enzyme supplements to be extremely helpful.

    • Katrina Angele says

      I’m taking a pro-biotic that seems to be working well for me right now but I would like to add something else in the mix to aid in digestion.

  6. Laura, Celebrate Woman Today says


    Address Vitamin & Mineral Deficiencies

    B vitamins, magnesium, manganese, and copper all play important roles in digestion.

    We have had discussions on each one of them. Here are the links:

    • Vitamin B
    • Magnesium>
    • Manganese
    • Copper

  7. Laura, Celebrate Woman Today says


    Fermented Foods Are The Key – Eat Them Regularly

    The makeup of gut bacteria plays an important role in digestive health, including digestion and absorption. Because different fermented foods contain unique strains of probiotics, consider incorporating a variety of them in your diet.

    I have the detailed posts on some of the most wide-spread fermented foods. Yes, they are very cultural. Yes, we need to try them and incorporate them into our daily life. Though you do not have a taste for them now, you Can and Should develop that taste in life. These food are great for digestion, healthy weight maintenance and are anti-inflammatory.

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    • Katrina Angele says

      I just had a friend on FB talking about today that she finally likes Kombucha. She said it was an acquired taste. I have not built up the nerve to try it yet.

  8. Laura, Celebrate Woman Today says


    Prebiotics & Probiotics Call Your Name

    Supplement ONLY with HIGH-QUALITY PROBIOTICS and PREBIOTICS. Do not choose cheap over quality.

    Not all probiotic supplements are created equally. Look for a product that has probiotics that are “protected” from stomach acid. Also, because probiotics have very unique functions, most people will be best off using a multi-strain probiotic. What’s more, because they are equally important—if not more important—than probiotics, look for a product that contains prebiotics.

  9. Laura, Celebrate Woman Today says


    Get More Fiber Into Your Food Consumption

    Speaking generally, consuming enough fiber (25 – 40 grams per day) is foundational for digestive health and regularity.

    Most people who aren’t eating enough find that increasing fiber consumption improves digestion feelings (e.g., bloating, constipation, digestive discomfort), general feelings of well-being (e.g., feeling less fat, more mentally alert, slim, happy, and more energetic while feeling less stressed, tiredness, and difficulty concentrating), and bowel function (e.g., ease of defecation).

    Of course, some people are sensitive to increases in fiber, especially insoluble fiber, so make sure to pay attention to how your body responds to any changes you make, and along those lines, it’s best to implement changes systematically so you can identify what’s working—or not.

    • Katrina Angele says

      I’ve always had a problem with digestion issues. I’ve been drinking a fiber drink the last few months…gradually increasing dosage. It has helped so much.

  10. Laura, Celebrate Woman Today says


    Stress Control Is Essential

    Stress isn’t inherently bad, but too much for too long can be problematic when it comes to digestive health.

    Focus on properly managing stress by:

    • Setting boundaries (i.e., learning to say “NO”)
    • Exercising (whatever you enjoy doing)
    • Practicing yoga
    • Taking a walk outdoors
    • Meditating

    That is why we need to practice those 5 Precious Moments we take in the morning or during the day to Celebrate a moment of DE-Stressing.

    JUST 5


    • Katrina Angele says

      I have always had a problem saying no. I work on it everyday but I’m still not as assertive as I should be.

  11. Laura, Celebrate Woman Today says


    Remove Trigger foods

    Trigger foods can vary greatly across individuals, so figure out what works (and doesn’t) for you. Here’s a list of probable suspects:

    – Milk products
    – Wheat and other grains
    – Corn
    – Soy
    – Fish and seafood
    – Eggs
    – Nuts
    – FODMAP-containing foods
    – Nightshades
    – Histamine-releasing foods
    – Foods containing biogenic amines
    – Spicy foods
    – Fried foods
    – Caffeine

  12. Laura, Celebrate Woman Today says


    Water Is Life & A Huge Help In Digestion

    Water is a huge optimizer and life-giving entity.

    Drinking adequate amounts of water is essential for our overall well-being, digestion included.

    Water helps to wash out the bi-products from chemical reactions taking place in our cells and organs.

    Water helps to optimize digestion of fiber.

    It is recommended to drink 8-10 glasses of water a day (8oz. glasses).

    Water does more besides digestion: skin, eye health, heart health. Our bodies need water to function well and do what they know how to do on their own.

    Just make sure you have pure quality water. Check out one of our AM Coffee stories on What’s In the Water HERE.

    5 Benefits of WATER can be found HERE.


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