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IN Health & Fitness ON 24 Nov, 2016
You have heard the same advice again and again: Chew your food properly. Making small changes to your diet and adding or deducting things from your diet can bring a huge difference in your weight loss. But did you ever knew that chewing more or less could not just help your digestion but increase your weight loss?
Believe it or not! The simple act of chewing your food can reduce your calorie intake. Read on to know why chewing is your first step to staying healthy. And no, you don't have to look like animals eating food hilariously.
Food must be chewed properly to be digested easily. Chewing food properly leaves small chunks so that the gastric juice can extract enzymes properly. This even helps the gastrointestinal tract to absorb the nutrients.
Appetite is complex, and many factors influence the food we eat. Chewing mouth fully gives better satisfaction and slowly gives a better taste and pleasure. This, in turn, leads to mindful eating. And a happy mind is a healthy mind.
Crunchy food like pretzels, carrots, apples, and celery give your mouth and jaw a hell lot of exercise. Not just that, chewing on crunchy food give you a dose of energy.
So, the next time you go for some food, try adding a lot of fruits and veggies to your yogurt.
Chewing gum provides oral health benefits. It helps in the secretion of saliva and hence keeps your mouth bacteria free. It also helps clean all the debris off your mouth.
The saliva produced while chewing is also beneficial, helping to clear food particles.
If you rush through your meal with hardly any chewing, you will not be able to enjoy it to the fullest. When you take time chewing, you will be able to savour every morsel.
Go eat your heart out but don't forget to chew!