You may assist rather than interfere with Mother Nature's Digestive Principles by observing the following dietary guidelines suggested by the Tao.
This especially applies to carbohydrates which require initial digestion by ptyalin (an alkaline enzyme) in the saliva of the mouth. Gandhi's advice on this subject rings with the wisdom of Tao: "Drink your food and chew your beverages." What he meant is that solid foods should be chewed to liquid before swallowing and liquids should be swallowed as slowly as solid food.
Just as we strive to become balanced in our lives through behavior, thoughts, feelings, so it goes with nutrition. A balanced view of what we put into our mouths will keep us healthy and happy for a long time.