Chew Your Smoothie
Do you know you should be chewing your smoothies?
Drinking a smoothie is no different than when you eat solid food. You actually activate the first phase of the digestive process in your mouth when you chew your food. Chewing activates saliva which contains an enzyme called amylase that helps breaks down carbohydrates, like the vegetables and fruits you add to your smoothie.
You might think that because your smoothie is pureed, you do not need to chew it, but when you chew your smoothie, as with all whole foods, you actually support your body in absorbing and assimilating nutrients. While you won’t need to chew your smoothie as much as a salad or apple, chewing will support healthy digestion, absorption and assimilation.