The purpose of the digestive system is to break down food into nutrients that can be absorbed into the bloodstream and delivered to each of those billions of hungry mouths.
Food – Gatekeepers to the Stomach
Restoring the Temple – Improper Eating
Restoring the Temple: Physiology of Digestion
Health – Chew, Chew and Chew Some More!
Science has revealed that while chewing and tasting food the peristaltic activity of the colon is four times as vigorous as at other times. Consequently, if one chews and tastes his breakfast quickly for only ten minutes, he gets but little of this extra help toward elimination, while if he chews and tastes the meal for forty minutes, he receives four times as much help.