10 reasons to eat slower

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Eating slower, that's why it's important. The hectic life and the commitments of our days can lead us to eat too quickly, to chew quickly and not to pay the right attention to our meals. A little effort is enough to change incorrect habits and ensure greater well-being to our body and mind. So eating will become a real meditation exercise, essential for regaining calm. This is why it is important to learn to eat more slowly and with greater awareness.



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The hectic life and the commitments of our days can lead us to eat too quickly, to chew quickly and not to pay the right attention to our meals. A little effort is enough to change incorrect habits and ensure greater well-being to our body and mind.



So eating will become a real one meditation exercise, essential to find calm. This is why it is important to learn to eat more slowly and with greater awareness.

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Eat and chew more slowly fa lose weight. One highlighted it study recent in which it has been shown that chew each bite for at least 30 seconds has a positive effect on physical fitness. According to experts, chewing slowly reduces the sense of hunger and therefore can aid in the loss of excess weight.

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Improve digestion

Eating more calmly leads to chewing your food slower and even better. This leads to one less heavy digestion, as food is pre-digested in the mouth thanks to the action of saliva. As they taught us as children, good digestion starts from the mouth. Chewing well and for a long time relieves the work of the stomach e promotes digestion.

Really taste the food

This is one of the most important reasons for eating slower. We often forget that having food available can be a privilege and also a experience. So it is good to try to savor it slowly and calmly to really enjoy it and identify all the different flavors that are present in a dish.

Reduce Stress

Eating and chewing slowly can represent a practical form of meditation. It is no coincidence that Western and Eastern monks over time have found it appropriate to follow the rule of silence during meals. Focusing on the actions we are taking, including eating and chewing, helps reduce stress and live better. In short, when you are sitting at the table for lunch or dinner, eat "really", without thinking about anything else.



Slow down the pace

Choosing to chew and slowly enjoy home cooked meals with love and care is a powerful form of rebellion against fast food culture and busy life. Fast food really means food consumed on the fly and in a hurry, because it is now believed that you do not have enough time to eat and eat calmly and properly. Let's forget about food fads and enjoy life and our meals to the fullest.

Limit hunger pangs

Eating in a hurry and chewing quickly can deceive our body. The sense of satiety it is only momentary and in a short time the classic hunger attacks could recur. Because? The reason is very simple. Eating in a hurry does not allow our body to send us a correct signal of satiety. Eating slowly, on the other hand, allows us to understand when we are really full.

Socialize

The time of lunch and dinner can represent important occasions for socialize with colleagues or to deepen relationships with friends and family. Enjoying calmly at least from time to time a meal with friends, eating and chewing slowly, will be an important opportunity both to socialize and to treat yourself to a moment of greater carefree and relaxation.

Prevent insulin resistance

According to a search conducted in japan, the habit of eating quickly is associated with the development of insulin resistance. It is a silent symptom that can lead to increased risk of diabetes and heart problems. It also appears that this bad habit may be linked to metabolic syndrome, which can combine hypertension, obesity and insulin resistance itself.

Avoid gastric reflux

A search conducted in 2004 on healthy volunteers showed that eating quickly can negatively affect the onset of gastric reflux after having eaten a meal according to one's habits, probably incorrect. Gastric reflux requires that some of the food and stomach acids rise abnormally towards the esophagus, causing discomfort and heartburn.



Reduce anxiety

According to the expertsEating fast in daily life and when at work or traveling can increase your anxiety level. Poor chewing can result in a malabsorption of essential nutrients, an event that would be able to affect our entire body, including the nervous system. On the contrary, taking the time to consume your meals calmly guarantees a reduction in anxiety and promotes psycho-physical well-being.

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