What happens when we eat? Do you ever ask yourself what happens with the food that goes into your stomach? How can we improve our digestion and make our body metabolize a meal in the best possible way?
Digestion happens on 3 levels - in the head, in the stomach and eliminating what is not needed.
We are all kind of aware of the last two but let's spend more time on the digestion that happens in the head. It is the first step of the process and many of us are not even aware of it at all.
Something that most people in the world don't know is that if you don't experience the visuals of a meal, if you don't feel taste, aroma, pleasure and satisfaction from a meal your digestion could be lowered with 30-40%.
So in other words if you are not present, if you are not paying attention while eating because you are driving in your car, talking on the phone, thinking about 5 other things at the same time your digestion is going to be lowered with 30-40%.
Isn't that shocking?
So really one of the best advises to digest properly is eat when you eat at the first place. Don't do other things, pay attention to your meal, visualize it, enjoy it. Food is one of the greatest pleasures we have in life. Don't just throw it in your stomach. Appreciate it, give the appropriate time and attitude.
Your body will thank you for it!