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Chew On This: How to Chew Properly

By Mr. Health and Wellness

Does anyone ever pay attention to how much food they actually put into their mouths during the eating process? Though the number of chews may vary depending on the type of food, as we unconsciously devour, we cause added stress to our digestive systems. Something as simple as not chewing food properly is one of the most common mistakes people make. Here are three quick tips to overcome it.

  1. Consciously Chew Your Food Properly- Consciously chewing your food properly allows you to extract more nutrients that will allow the body to absorb more nutrients. Not chewing food properly makes the digestive tract work overtime often slowing down to process everything that causes you to burn fewer calories. Before the body has the opportunity to fully process what’s in it, it would be time for your next meal which ends up being a never-ending process of the body not being able to digest so please chew consciously.
  1. Don’t Stuff Your Mouth – Monitoring fork or spoon portions while consuming foods significantly helps with digestion. Smaller mouth portions allow smaller particles to be easily digested. This makes it easier for the intestines to absorb nutrients and energy from the food as they pass through while preventing improperly digested food from entering your blood and causing a wide range of adverse effects to your health. Think twice before stuffing your mouth.
  1. Eat Slowly – The longer you chew, the more time it will take you to finish a meal, and research shows that eating slowly can help you to eat less and, ultimately, aiding in dropping pounds. For example, chewing your food twice as long as you normally would will instantly help you control your portion sizes, which naturally decreases calorie consumption.

No matter what your health related goals are, follow these basic wellness tips to propel your progress forward. Try it for a week and see if you notice a difference.



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