Healthy eating habits

1. Mastication

One of the biggest mistakes that people make the most these days is due to hectic lifestyles that lead to eating hurriedly and chew little. Because there is no time for lunch, we stuff ourselves with something in our mouth for five minutes, it is almost swollen  whole. The result – indigestion .

Long and carefully chewed  food helps for good digestion , prevents gas, bloating and heartburn.

When you swallow food quickly and in big bites , its degradation is much more difficult. When food is chewed well , the surface which is exposed to the action of digestive enzymes in the saliva is greater , and thus the degradation is complete .

Eating more slowly increases the pleasure of taste of food. The more time and attention you paid to the meal , the more fully you will feel all the flavor of the individual ingredients.

How much chewing is enough?

Depends on the food, but experts say about 25 chewing bites or until food is almost liquefied in your mouth.


2 . Slow Food

Rapid absorption of lunch saves time but is injurious to health – it worsens digestion and makes you want to eat more.

This has been proven by scientists from the University of Rhode Island. They conducted a study with two groups of people , each participant was given a large plate of spaghetti . One group was told to eat quickly , they consumed the average 646 calories in nine minutes . The others were told to eat slowly and they took 579 calories in 29 minutes or 67 calories less than the first group.

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