Why is it better to eat slowly?
Chewing food thoroughly can help you avoid overeating and control your appetite. The absorption of food more than the norm for our body is a heavy burden. It is hard for our stomach to digest a large amount of food, "crammed" into it in a hurry and of unknown quality. Because of this, then there are both problems with excess weight and health in general. Feeling of heaviness, flatulence, heartburn, abdominal pain and other problems with the gastrointestinal tract - all this can be avoided if you control your food intake.
Easy portion control and satiety control
If you eat food slowly, then you will notice that your body is saturated much faster, and there is no longer this unpleasant feeling of heaviness. So your body will itself determine the amount of food it needs, and you can stop when you get the required amount for normal life.
Another benefit of slowly absorbing food is that your portions will now be significantly smaller. The fact is that the brain signals us about satiety about 15-20 minutes after the start of a meal, when it fills the stomach. Eating in a hurry disrupts the connection between the digestive system and the brain, which is why it is so easy to lose control over what you eat, and then feel the heaviness in the stomach. As you slow down, you learn to recognize the signals of hunger and satiety.
After thoroughly chewing food, we mix it with saliva, which contains a number of biologically active substances, certain vitamins, as well as mineral components that allow you to start the process of digesting food already in the mouth (calorizer). After all, digestion, as far as you know, begins not in the stomach, but in the mouth. Saliva also helps to create a favorable acid-base balance, strengthen the enamel of the teeth and prevent tooth decay. And saliva also helps to partially decontaminate food, with good saturation of food with saliva, most of the simplest bacteria die. By chewing food more thoroughly, you make it easier for your stomach.
Don't forget about liquid foods. We will hardly be able to chew them thoroughly, but you just need to hold them in your mouth a little, enriching them with saliva.
Enjoy the taste
When you eat food slowly, you will really taste it, which again will have a positive effect on your mood. A quick meal prevents you from enjoying the taste, which often leads to overeating. Many people do not eat at all - they can tell how much they liked the food, but it is very difficult for them to feel and describe different shades of taste. Sometimes unconscious or stressful eating can develop into a serious eating disorder when you lose control over how much you eat.
All over the world, the discussion of the topic of proper nutrition does not lose its relevance. But it is especially worth noting the achievements of Japanese scientists in this area. A number of programs have been developed for both children and the elderly regarding proper nutrition, where thorough chewing of food plays a significant role in the overall well-being of the human body.
You should be more attentive to your health, start small, and, not putting off until tomorrow, but right during the next meal, try to slow down the rate of its consumption. You will notice that overall, the time you would spend with a normal “quick” absorption is no different than what you would spend now chewing your food more thoroughly. You will also be full much faster, relatively speaking, instead of two cutlets, you will eat only one and you will not feel hungry.
You will notice that the problems with stool have disappeared, in the morning you wake up much faster and the whole body as if expresses gratitude to you for being careful about it.
Effective weight loss
Often, people who want to lose weight use the slow chewing technique. Judge for yourself: satiation comes from a small portion of food, food is absorbed easier, the body leaves nothing "in reserve" on your sides (calorizator). Gradually, you accustom your body to this kind of "control", and every time you will not need to diligently count the calories in the portion of the dish brought to you in the cafe, you will be able to get enough of a small amount of food and at the same time not feel regret about the transferred restrictions, because they simply will not exist. The body will take only the amount of food it needs, no more, no less.
Proper nutrition is by no means a fashion, it is, first of all, taking care of yourself. A little patience, a little self-control and healthy food are some of the main ingredients of a healthy diet. Make your meals more thoughtful, and positive results will come soon.
Author: Zhanna Sh. (Specially for Calorizator.ru)
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