This missed step puts extra work on our stomach, leading us to the inevitable heartburn we suffer when we eat and run.
But it also means that food is “behind schedule” in the digestion process and has to catch up.
Shortcuts are taken… the stomach ends up emptying food into the intestines that has not been fully processed.
Fewer nutrients are taken from what we’ve eaten.
And only the simplest compounds are fully digested… like sugars, which end up on our hips if we don’t burn it all off.