Friday, November 14, 2008

Stay Fit Tip - Digestion

Take time to eat and enjoy your meals. Chew your food 20 to 30 times each bite. Rushing through meals causes suppression of hydrochloric acid, making digestion difficult and leading to antacid use, bloating, gas and constipation or diarrhea.

Also, the best time to drink water is 15-30 minutes before a meal or 2 hours after a meal. Too much liquid with meals will wash out the hydrochloric acid, digestive juices and enzymes in your stomach and intestines and delay digestion.

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