For our bodies to get the most out of the food we eat, it’s not only about what we eat, but our experience as well. Enjoying a meal using all of our senses will make a big impact on absorption – smell, taste, touch, sight, sound. Here are some additional helpful tips:
~Eat in a settled atmosphere.
~Ayurveda (the sister science to yoga) suggests we should include all 6 tastes in our meals: sweet, sour, astringent, bitter, salty, and pungent.
~Only eat when hungry.
~Enjoy a meal at a moderate pace. Like Goldilocks, not too fast, not too slow…
~Don’t eat when you’re upset. Your emotions are directly linked to your gut.
~Always sit down to eat (don’t eat while driving, typing on the computer or phone)
~Minimize raw foods, which are harder to digest than cooked ones.
Source: The Chopra Center