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Is There A Wrong Way To Eat HEALTHY Food?

  blog post author icon   blog post published date icon   10/02/15

This is a trick question. First, it's always better to eat healthy, whole, non-processed foods. But, did you know that you can do something very, very easy to help you get the best nourishment from your healthy food?

older hispanic couple enjoying home-cooked meal together

Is There A Wrong Way To Eat HEALTHY Food?

  blog post author icon   blog post published date icon   10/02/15

This is a trick question. First, it's always better to eat healthy, whole, non-processed foods. But, did you know that you can do something very, very easy to help you get the best nourishment from your healthy food?

It's simple, just slow down! I noticed this morning, that I was trying to rush through my breakfast. I had a lot to do, and not much time to eat. I was scarfing down breakfast, but then I got to the pistachios and had to slow down because they were in their shells. I felt aggravated that I had to slow down, but then I realized that slowing down was actually good for me and my body.

Here's why eating slowly can help you:

  • By eating fast, we don't chew as much as normal. Chewing allows the food to be broken down before heading to the digestive system.
  • By rushing meals, we often over-eat. If we're hurriedly eating, our brain does not get the "full" signal quickly enough even though we have nourished ourselves. It's very easy to become "overfull" by rushing.
  • By taking a moment to think about our food (pray before our meal, or take a few minutes to prepare food), our bodies actually rev-up the digestive system to prepare for the food that is coming.
  • By eating quickly, we often are unmindful of what we're actually eating. When we are in a hurry, we often make poor food choices.

Take a few minutes extra today, say a blessing before you eat, chew your food slowly, and pace yourself. Your body will thank you.



Libby Wright, author of Your Healthy Life Concierge blog
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Libby Wright, mother of four who homeschools, is an original founder of SupplementRelief.com in 2010. She suffered through challenging diseases including Interstitial Cystitis, Graves and Lyme. After years of little progress with traditional medicine, she pursued integrative medicine, applied what she learned, and got healthier. She became passionate about wanting others to experience the same "relief" she had come to know, and SupplementRelief.com was born. She is now managing her illness with a lot of prayer, a lot of nutrition/supplements, and a little prescription medicine. She has been able to resume her normal life and, while there is no cure for her particular conditions, she is able to cope, enjoy every day, and encourage others.

Learn more about Libby Wright.


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