• Question: What would happen if we only ate foods that were blended up?

    Asked by bump44ace to Marcello, Katie, Israel, Dheeraj on 21 Nov 2019. This question was also asked by race44bat.
    • Photo: Katie Starsmore

      Katie Starsmore answered on 21 Nov 2019:

      That wouldn’t do anything bad to us, if we were still getting the right nutrients into our bodies. But I would miss the texture of food!

    • Photo: Marcello Valente

      Marcello Valente answered on 21 Nov 2019:

      It depends on what kind of food you blended, if you happen to blend food associated to a good diet you would just digest that food more quickly.

    • Photo: Dheeraj Rathore

      Dheeraj Rathore answered on 21 Nov 2019:

      Blended food comprised of a balanced and suitably associated foods can be healthy but not good for your teeth.
      So, It’s definitely not healthy. If it was healthy, we wouldn’t be having teeth or gums. Why did we evolve into an organism with mouth full of teeth? That too with canines?

      Let me explain more. The digestion starts from our mouth when you put food in it and chew it properly. The first stage of the digestion of carbohydrates happens in our mouth by our saliva.

      How do people drink? In a go they dump the liquid and swallow it.Unless you move the liquid in a gargling fashion, there’s no way you can get the digestion started with help from enzymes in saliva.

      When you swallow anything with carbohydrates without chewing, it causes stomach upset, it’s easy to avoid when you are young and healthy but as you age you will notice more and more stomach issues.

      Part of lipid digestion also happens in our mouth.

      And one important reason not to drink your food is,

      Your body will not produce enough digestive enzymes when you drink instead of chewing the food. When you chew, the brain sends signals to your stomach to be ready for the food, which prevents indigestion.

      Take your time eating your food and chew it properly every time. Every part of our body is important and has a purpose to it.