Some of us keep reading a book while eating. Digestion will not happen properly for these people. The reason is that, when we read a book, our eyes, mind, thoughts etc. all will be only on the matter that we read. At that time, our mind will not order the digestive glands to secrete.
Some people read so intensely while eating that suddenly they will see the plate and ask, “Where has the food gone?” To that extent they will be unaware of what they ate, how they ate, whether they ate with lips closed or whether they drank water while eating. All the people who read books while eating will get diseases. Therefore, please do not read any book while eating the food.
When you understand Food is the best medicine which will cure all our diseases, you will start giving food its importance. Talking and eating, speaking over the phone and eating, looking at some one and eating, – all these are very bad habits and will create health hazards for you.
When you go to hotel, do you pay attention to the food and eat ? Ask yourself this question. How many distractions are there for you in the hotel when you eat food. At home, when you eat foot, ask yourself, how many days have I eaten food without watching TV or Computer or Cell Phone or Books and Magazines.
It is advisable to close your eyes and chew your food till it turns to Saliva and then drink food. You should drink food and eat water. When I say eat water, please don’t start having food and water together. It is very harmful. Biggest enemy for digestion is the Water. You should never have it together. After food, give atleast 30 minutes gap before drinking water. If you are unable to wait for 30 minutes (which is preferable) give atleast 15 minutes gap and then drink water.