Did you know that digestion starts in the mouth? That’s right – chewing is the first step in breaking down foods! For optimal digestion, you need to chew each bite 50 times before swallowing it.

If better digestion isn’t enough to convince you, I have a few other added benefits for you. If you eat with a group of people, you get more time to catch up and chat with each other!

Also, the flavor really comes out of your food! Humans have a natural ability to sense what foods are healthy and what foods aren’t. You’ll start to regain this sense by recognizing the best-tasting natural foods after chewing them for a long time. Don’t believe me? Try chewing normal, white flour noodles fifty times before swallowing, and comparing that to the taste of whole grain noodles, chewed fifty times. That difference in taste is precisely the difference in nutritional value that you gain!

So there’s a very simple and easy challenge for you today: Chew each bite 50 times before swallowing. Are you up for it? It could just be the start of your journey to healthier eating!

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