Thursday, April 8, 2010

Do you chew your food?

Remember when you were a child and learning about the body and digestion. I remember learning to chew my food so many times but over the years I seem to chew a few times them swallow. I never even tasted the food. Digestion starts in the mouth. How many times should a person chew their food? For something like peas it may require about 5 to 10 times to break them into small enough pieces to swallow, whereas a piece of steak may require 20 to 30 chews before swallowing depending on how tender it is. If I have to chew more than 30 chews the steak is probably too tough for my taste. This sounds so simple but somewhere along the way I seem to have lost touch with basic instincts.

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