Do you make time for breakfast in the morning or do you rush out of the door with an empty stomach? Do you have lunch at your desk while browsing online or do you go to your favorite lunch cafe?
I like to take my time but I noticed that I often eat fast, that I even tend to multitask when I eat and when I’m done eating I’ll most likely start cleaning up right after my last bite. But that changed ever since I read in “the Alkaline Cure” by DR. Stephan Domenig; “when you don’t chew your raw fruits and vegetables well we don’t get the alkaline benefit and instead become more acidic”. That’s not good, that means that all the good stuff I eat turns against me when not chewed properly…. That defeats the purpose, so I started to pay more attention.
This morning I woke up in the Redwood Forest (My hubby and I are on a RV trip) I sat down at the picnic table for breakfast overlooking the river, taking in the beautiful setting, humbled by the presence of the giant redwood trees.
I took a bite of my morning veggie burger omelet and as soon as I turned my attention to chewing I really experienced all the flavors and textures. The fresh spinach leaves, the sweetness of thee onion, the softness of the goat cheese,.. Awww feeling so grateful for my food. So not only is chewing better for my body but I enjoy it more too!
I’ve done some research and there’s no magic number of times you should chew since every person is different and foods varies. But I think it all starts with awareness. Take your time and put your fork down a few times. Breathe 😉 & savor every bite!