Nowadays everyone is running around stressed, trying to keep up and find a place in this faster spinning world. During our daily hustle and bustle, we often don’t take time to eat. In a nutrition-nerd-like mood, I recently stopped the time of a random meal (um, I recollect an Avocado salad for lunch). Yay, a record: 7.35 minutes for a large bowl! I was just about to pat myself on the back, when a truth came to my mind: Mealtime correlates with health. The more time you take for a meal, i.e. the more often you chew, the healthier you are, the better you look and the longer you live. What a great outlook, if I could only slow down anything! I need to tackle this the ExperienceZone way.
The problem: Every chew you don’t make shortens your life
Digestion starts in your mouth. Your teeth are supposed to mash dense food. At the same time, you produce saliva, which already decomposes the porridge. If you do it properly, your subsequent digestion organs, such as the stomach, the small and large intestines have a walk in the park. If you don’t though, they’ll face challenges as undigested food bits cannot be broken up by them (they don’t have teeth). These food bits can cause a lot of issues, such as food intolerances and allergies.
The solution: Make a blender predigest your food
Proper oral predigestion requires you to chew every bite 30-50 times. In case of my super-size salad bowl, that would add up to 30-60 minutes. Almost impossible to carve out so much time for a single meal! Of course it is doable, yet I’m simply not willing to take the time. Reason being, I’m busy. I got stuff to do. I’m not a cow, which has nothing else to do than chewing.
So I needed some external support. A blender. It allows me to throw in my healthy fruit & vegetables, push a button and atomize it. A fast and healthy way to prepare and consume meals! My teeth just cannot compete with my Vitamix. This thing purifies food in lightning speed. It breaks up the plant cells and thus gives my intestines immediate access to the enzymes, vitamins and minerals.
Your way to a healthy digestion
I learned it the hard way. For many years, I felt down after a meal. Reasons being, I ate processed food too fast. Meantime, I worked on both bad habits and switched to a plant-based raw diet, which I purify whenever I can. Digestion takes up to 80% of your energy. Hence, you want to optimize your energy balance sheet by a) maximizing the energy value of the food you eat (and I don’t mean the amount of calories here but the quality of food) and b) minimize the effort your body needs to make to digest that food. So, what do you need to do?
- Eat high-energy food. First start with the “what”. I found that a raw plant-based diet gives me most energy. I mix vegetables (especially green leaves or wild plants) in a relation of 3:2 with fruit to a) give my body everything it needs and b) accommodate my spoiled palate.
- Get a good blender. Now its time for the “how”. Do some research on good blenders. Don’t be pennywise and pound-foolish. Instead of buying an all-in-one kitchen device (“all-in-one” is unavoidably always about compromises), purchase a device, which atomizes your food. The higher the degree of decomposition, the less your intestines have to do. If you don’t want to do it for your health, do it for the vanity. Predigesting your food will enable your body to invest the energy saved, in regeneration and thus rejuvenation.
- Blend your food as often as possible. Once you posses a blender a whole new universe of creative recipes unfolds. Become creative. A food artist. Don’t judge a smoothie by its look. Each and everyone will taste different, as this depends on the ratios and composition of food alike. Drink it. Your palate will discover new dimensions of taste, which have been covered during years of processed civilization food intake.