Bad habit – snacking all the time:
Nowadays most people overuse their digestive system by constantly snacking throughout the day. Overtime this leads to a poorly functioning digestive system and as is already well known can result in many pathologies later in life. All illnesses start in the GUT – Hippocrates.
If the body is not ready to eat then we shouldn’t, but many of us do partly because of habit or because it’s “time for lunch” or under stress (subconscious eating). These actions result in undigested food passing from the stomach to the intestine, where it starts to ferment and this creates disbiosis (disbalance of gut bacteria). Food that hasn’t been digested properly (a process which would normally take two hours), increases inflammation in the body and ia linked closely to leaky gut (increased permeability), which results in intolerances, autoimmune disorders, allergies and many other illnesses.
You should eat only when you are hungry, this is because when you are hungry your body is prepared to receive food. Your salivary glands excrete saliva to moisturise the food and enzymes to start breaking it down. The chemical messages are circulating in your system, stimulating your stomach to produce acid (Hydrochloric Acids), which is essential for breaking down nutrients, killing bacteria, fungus and worm’s eggs. These messages are also stimulating a pancreatic response, to generate the insulin for further sugar absorption.
Respect the way your digestive system works to avoid a nasty disease!