So I just found out something interesting about myself. I don't chew enough. After having difficulties with digestion, in particular meals with rice and pasta and/or a lot of vegetables, I did some research and talked to a GP and discovered that I don't chew enough. Apparently that's really important for digestion and also, as I recently learned, nutrition. According to my sources not chewing enough can cause indigestion and malnutrition due to food being forced out of the stomach before it's properly digested, leaving bacteria to work on undigested food in the intestines. Chewing pre-digests much of your food and breaks it down so that your stomach can easily handle it before it moves into your bowels. Having always scoffed down my food unceremoniously like the pig I am, I never even considered that this would or even could be an issue. I figure that other people might be in the same position and that this could help them. Also, it reduces the smelliness of your farts and that's always a good thing.