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Ask Me Anything (Office Hours)

Dan Marek - Ask Me Anything (Office Hours)

This event was on Tuesday, September 27, 2022 at 11:00 am Pacific, 2:00 pm Eastern

Join Chef Dan Marek in his virtual office as he welcomes all of your questions. This event was created for you and we encourage you to Ask Anything – from cooking techniques to cours… Read More.



If it’s true that masticating each mouthful 30 or 50 times makes nutrients more easily utilized, can we also assume that we would need/want less food to fulfill our dietary needs?

— Necia Liles


Not necessarily, you know so having you know actually chewing each each bite 30 to 50 times does make nutrients a little more easily utilize as well, but That doesn't mean that you're going to need less of that food in particular and it also depends on what you're eating. You also have to realize that we're also wanting fiber out of the food to be able to help move everything through your system. And you know, you're still not gonna get all the nutrients out of that food too. So, you know, it might be a little less food. But you know, you can always start with a smaller portion of something see how it goes and then see how you're being filled on that too. But as far as your dietary needs it probably is going to be pretty similar. Maybe very be pretty less noticeable to be able to see what that so I hope that helps that's kind of, you know a person to person on that. But yeah hope that helps.
Dan Marek

Dan Marek

Director of Plant-Based Culinary & Dev