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The surprising reasons to chew your food

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It’s one of those things you know you should do but often don’t.

We live in a world that’s constantly on the go, there’s no stop button. We forget to slow down. Eating lunch at our desk or even breakfast while walking to the bus stop. It’s no wonder we suffer from so many digestive issues

So does chewing our food really help?

What happens when you don’t chew your food properly?

Chewing is the first step to digestion. So, making sure we chew our food before swallowing allows our body to digest the smaller pieces more easily.

By not chewing our food it can cause our digestive system to get confused and it won’t do its job properly leading to symptoms like; bloating, diarrhea, heartburn, indigestion, and gas.

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How many times should you chew your food?

Chewing each bite around 30 times is the average advice. Sounds a lot doesn’t it!

The more you chew your food the better.

You’ll also find the benefit in being more mindful at mealtimes, as chewing your food and eating more slowly means your body has time to process when it feels full. Which can stop you from overeating.

It’s so easy to mindlessly eat these days. We’re rushing around, eating in front of the TV, and the simple joys of sitting around a table and talking about your day with your family feel like long-lost memories. But they don’t have to be.

 

Do you make time for your meals or eat on the go?

 

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