Neat summary of how what we eat affects us. Please read.

All About Healthy Choices

BRAIN GUTWhen we think of food, we think of:
  1. calories, fat, protein and carbs.
  2. restaurants
  3. breakfast, lunch, dinner
  4. favorite tastes
  5. desserts
Although food certainly relates to these various terms, we are learning that food actually provides our body with very TECHNICAL INFORMATION. Without going into the details about genetic expression, mitochondria health, ATP formation, hormones, cell membranes, intestinal microbiome it is sufficient to say that food is our first line of defense against disease. Rarely (if ever) do we think about the journey of each mouthful of food we ingest and how the process of digestion affects our health. Well, here is what the journey looks like (briefly in 1 paragraph).
The mouth starts the digestive process. Chewing is VERY IMPORTANT. It helps break the food down and creates greater surface exposure to saliva necessary for maximal (eventual) absorption. As the food passes the throat it makes its way to the esophagus where…

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