1- Chew more. Practitioners of Chinese medicine recommend that you “drink your food,” meaning chewing your food more to help digestion. This also causes you to eat more slowly, which helps avoid overeating.
2- Drink more water. All bodily functions depend on the flow of water. Every cell requires hydration. Here, the Qi Gong experts advise you to “chew your liquids,” meaning to taste them and meditate on how they cleanse the body and give life.
3- Eat more fruits and vegetables. Not only do they taste great, but bite for bite they offer fewer calories and more vitamins and nutrients than do many other food choices.
4- Drink warm beverages. While ice-cold drinks are refreshing, the body must warm up any liquids to its internal temperature of 98 degrees. This warming process requires expending energy that could be better used by your digestive system to extract nutrients and fuel from your meal. Practitioners of Chinese medicine believe that warm beverages also help keep digestive acids balanced.
5- Eat plenty of anti-oxidants. Fresh fruits, vegetables, legumes, herbs, and spices may help clean out “free radicals” and help prevent cell damage.
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