YOUR GUT KNOWS BEST
Your gut and brain are networked within your nervous system and work in tandem to send and receive signals. Digestion is triggered when foods and liquids come in contact with receptors in our taste buds.
Taste is divided into 5 broad categories – salty, sweet, sour, umami and bitter – and each prompts slightly different bodily responses. When taste buds detect bitter it’s like a wake-up call for the digestive process.
Immediately after your brain relays the bitter signal, your stomach and pancreas begin production of various gastric fluids including bile. Even before you swallow, your body has kick-started its engine.
Digestion is the body’s engine for utilizing food nutrients – the proteins, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins and minerals that fuel us. This one process is thus linked to every other function in our body.
THE KEY TO
With enhanced digestive power comes better assimilation of nutrients and numerous secondary benefits including positive effects on blood sugar, cholesterol, mood, stress and skin and cardiovascular health.