Before we start any detox plan, we must remind ourselves of the importance of relaxation, not only for our mental and physical well-being, but specifically for our digestive systems!
This week let's concentrate on relaxing at every meal, and chewing our food thoroughly. This gives your body the opportunity to let the oxygen in your blood to flow to your digestive system helping it do it's job properly. This is equally as important as what we put into our bodies.
Did you know, the stress we put our bodies under directly effects our digestive system? The stress is taking away our body's ability to supply proper amounts of oxygen, which fuels our organs, to the digestive system by redirecting it to other areas. Therefor, disabling us to digest our food properly which could lead to more serious problems.
Here are a few tips to help:
1) Make yourself sit down at every meal.
2) Split up you meals so they're smaller and eat more times in a day.
3) Actually count how many times you chew a bite of food and don't swallow it until you've reached 20 (at least!)
4) put your cutlery down between bites
Remember to relax daily. Whether it's taking a few deep breaths or doing a yoga class, find something that suits you, your tummy will thank you.
Posted by Lauren, June Healthy Eating Week