That is a real mouthful of a word, mastication. When you think about getting healthy, we often discuss the different foods and mixture of the various food groups. But you know, this one simple thing can go a long way towards encouraging good health.
Mastication, according to the Mirriam-Webster is a transitive verb –
1 : to grind or crush (food) with or as if with the teeth
If you chew each mouthful of food thoroughly before swallowing, it not only aids digestion, but also helps you to enjoy the full flavour of what you are eating. Digestion begins in the mouth, with many sugars already being processed.
Another benefit is that it reduces the strain on the stomach and the intestines. So, to put it delicately, mastication makes abulations easier. Smile. That is good news.
So, remember. When next you eat – masticate.
For those who are concerned about living a healthy lifestyle, you would most likely have heard of LOHAS. For the others, LOHAS is an acronym for Lifestyles of Health and Sustainability.
What this means is that LOHAS represents a group (a very large group) of people who are concerned about and are focused on health and fitness, the environment, personal development, sustainable living, and social justice.
There are lots of information on the Internet about this already and a simple search for “lohas” should yield you lots of results.
At Nurture Your Own, we are not LOHAS fanatic, but we are in agreement with the ideals of LOHAS. Growing and eating your own sprouts, healthy living, focus on alternative healing and more; these are topics that we have been dealing with here. With LOHAS, an expanded dimension is added and we hope that as we share more, you will add your views and comments so that we will all be part of a big learning community.
If you want to Write about LOHAS, do let us know.