Mindful Eating

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Eating for Enlightenment: Why Mindful Eating Matters
One of the best times of day is when it is time to eat. Being fully present during this sacred time of bliss is of utmost importance. What we consume, how much, and what time we eat affects how we digest, along with our sense of wellbeing. Following a few simple guidelines for mindful eating can go a long way in maintaining a robust digestive fire and cultivating a feeling of satiation and contentment. Pure, wholesome foods, when consumed in the wrong state of mind or circumstances, may generate impurities. The following tips for mindful eating can help us stay on track.

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