42: The secret to everything


If you ever read “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy”, then you know that the Ultimate Answer to Life, the Universe and Everything is 42. …the joke is that nobody knows what the question is.

I think I found it: “How many times must you chew your food if you want to look, feel and be awesome?”

Research suggests that when you chew each bite 42 times, you:

–absorb more nutrients
–feel more satisfied
–pass less gas
–get leaner without hunger
–have less indigestion
–prevent over-eating

(OK, the research uses 35-40 chews, but 42 can’t hurt…)

I frequently speak to people who are certain they have a food allergy or serious digestive issue, only to learn that they feel fine if they just chew more. Remember, if you don’t break down your food into really tiny pieces, and coat each one with saliva, your digestion is off to a bad start.

So aim for 42 chews and see if you can turn it into a habit. …OK, maybe it’s not the answer to everything in life, but see how far it takes you to feeling great and eating better.

Have a good week,


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