How Can You Improve Digestion?

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Many people underestimate the value of healthy digestion, but taking steps to improve digestion can yield big benefits. The body can only absorb the full amount of nutrients from food that's been properly dissolved, so take these steps to improve your digestive health!

The first and most important step is to chew your food properly. The stomach is an amazing organ, but there's only so much that stomach acid can do. Digestion actually begins in the mouth, so let your saliva do some of the work before you swallow. Here are a few tips to help you chew your food:

  • Take smaller bites.
  • Put down your fork between bites.
  • Chew each bite until it's nearly a fine paste.