To get in the habit of chewing foods thoroughly, try counting each chew, aiming for 30-50 before swallowing. Put your utensils down
between bites to help you slow down.

  • Chew each mouthful of food at least 30 times, until the food becomes liquid.
  • Chewing breaks down food and makes it easier on the stomach and small intestine.
  • Saliva assists in the digestion of carbohydrates.
  • Saliva also makes food more alkaline, reducing bloating and gas. If you’re feeling stressed during a meal, take deep breaths, chew,
    and let the simple act of chewing relax you. Taking the time to chew will help you enjoy the full spectrum of tastes and aromas that
    make up the meal.