4 Reasons You Should Chew Your Food More


Remember when your mom used to harp on you about chewing your food? You rolled your eyes. But it looks like Mom had a point.

Aside from avoiding the obvious risks of choking, science shows that there are many health benefits to chewing your food properly. From better digestion to a fuller yet flatter belly, the practice of chewing may just change your quality of life and the way you look at food. Here are four good reasons you should chew your food more.

Reason #1: You feel satisfied. Chewing your food helps you to feel full and satiated. And when you feel full and satisfied, you’ll be more likely to eat only what you need, instead of what’s at your grasp. The science backs this theory, as well. Studies have shown that taking smaller bites and taking time to chew can decrease your food intake by as much as one-third.

Reason #2: You get more nutrients and energy. Chewing helps to break down food into smaller particles that your body can more easily digest. Not coincidentally, this also makes it easier for your intestines to absorb nutrients from the food you eat.

Reason #3: Your body has time to process that it’s full. Chewing your food properly also allows your brain to send the message to your gut in a timely manner that you are finished eating. You will be less likely to go for that extra bite because your brain has already had time to realize that your stomach is full.

Reason #4: You improve digestion. By chewing thoroughly, your saliva breaks down food more efficiently to emulsify it before it hits your stomach. When your food is broken down, your stomach has less work to do.

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By Carly Harrill| October 08, 2015
Categories:  Eat

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Carly Harrill

Carly Harrill

Carly Harrill is a writer, blogger, healthy lifestyle advocate and consultant. - See more at: http://www.naturallysavvy.com/natural-and-organic/6-processed-foods-you-can-make-at-home#sthash.D09EktP2.dpuf
Carly Harrill is a writer, blogger, healthy lifestyle advocate and consultant. - See more at: http://www.naturallysavvy.com/natural-and-organic/6-processed-foods-you-can-make-at-home#sthash.D09EktP2.dpuf

Carly Harrill is a writer, blogger, healthy lifestyle advocate and consultant. Follow her on Twitter at @HummusHomegirl or visit her blog.

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