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    The way we digest food tells us a lot about how well our metabolism is functioning.  Smooth digestion = an efficient metabolism and one that can burn fat well.  Remember: gas, bloating, heart burn and indigestion are not normal.   Read on to see how well your digestion stacks up.

    Food enters our mouth…

    At this point, not a heck of a lot of digestion is taking place except the release of salivary amylase to start the breakdown of carbohydrates and chewing to help make our food smaller before it reaches the stomach.  Our taste buds can relay messages to our brain letting us know the type of food we are consuming (is it sweet?  is it bitter?  is it fatty? etc).  This assists the rest of our digestive system in getting prepped for the food to enter our bodies.  For example, bitter foods can help stimulate the production of digestive enzymes needed to help breakdown food in our stomach and small intestine.  This is also where artificial sweeteners can really throw off our hormones....

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