Monday, May 26, 2008

Day 56-Nutritional Bite

The best source of sweetness is a diet of whole foods that are chewed. The chewing will bring out the natural flavor and sweetness of the foods. All complex carbohydrates such as grains, legumes, and vegetables become sweeter the longer they are chewed. Cravings for sweets will gradually go away, and balanced meals will provide more satisfaction. 
-Paul Pitchford  in Healing with Whole Foods

Sugar Preacher's Experience
I need to work on chewing and eating my food slowly. I am usually running with a plate in one hand and a fork in the other. I'm always eating on the go. If I slow down, my body will process food more efficiently and my cravings will be lessened. 

2 comments:

Fit Mommy said...

Since it takes 20 minutes for messages of satiety to reach the brain, chewing slowly not only helps people digest their food more efficiently, but it also helps avoid overeating due to eating too quickly.

Hannah S said...

I like this suggestion...