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5 good reasons to eat slowly

5 good reasons to eat slowly

Limit the risk of diabetes, protect your heart, fight obesity… Here are some examples of the benefits associated with eating your meals slowly. Chewing well and not swallowing big bites can make a big difference! Discover now in this article the 5 good reasons to eat slowly.

Eating slowly protects you

What’s on your plate is very important for your health, but what about the speed at which you eat it? Our busy lives sometimes force us to devour our meals in a hurry between appointments and phone calls. However, it takes 15 to 20 minutes for the digestive system to function normally. And not chewing each bite properly is associated with many health risks. 

Insulin resistance 

Swallowing your strawberries excessively soon is from time to time linked to an inflation of the risks of ideal 2 hyperglycemia. This nigella may be suitable caused by an acceptance to insulin, except the cells of the organization do not respond profitably to this hormone. By appearing excessively soon, people have instigator to not isolate them satiated, and consequently to excessively eat.

Result: A waddle of dextrose that can please an accepted insulin.

Protect your heart

Fast eaters risk developing metabolic syndrome, which increases the risk of high blood pressure, bad cholesterol and weight-related heart disease, according to a scientific study.

Staying fit

Eating food quickly reduces satiety but increases caloric intake. As a result, the risk of being overweight is also higher because the body does not have time to send satiety signals to the brain.

Avoiding reflux

If a large amount of unchewed food rushes into your stomach too quickly, it can cause heartburn. Symptoms such as burning, indigestion, nausea, abdominal pain, etc. may occur after eating or at night.

Do not choke

Children and adults can choke on food if they swallow it too quickly or chew it too little. Talking and laughing while eating also increases this risk. You can limit this problem by chewing your food well and not swallowing large pieces.

Eating slowly is good for your morale! 

Weight gain is limited

By eating slowly, you can be more aware of your consumption and feel fuller. It takes your stomach an average of 20 minutes to send a complete message to your brain. If you eat too quickly during those 20 minutes, you run the risk of overeating.

Digestion is better

Eating slowly allows you to chew better and “pre-digest” your food efficiently. It also prevents you from taking in large amounts of air, which is harmful to digestion. Eating quietly is also a factor in good digestion to avoid indigestion and other stress-related bloating.

Flavors are on the menu

“The piece on the tray doesn’t taste like anything”. The time spent eating is time spent enjoying. The taste buds covering the tongue are used to detect taste. The faster food is eaten, the less flavor remains in the mouth. Which is a shame, especially if you go to a restaurant…

The slow attitude is good for your health

In addition to promoting good digestion and reducing the risk of obesity, eating slowly allows you to take a break in a world where everything goes too fast. It is a real philosophy of life that allows you to take care of your body and yourself in general.

The links with loved ones are maintained

Eyes glued to the plate and a mouth full do not encourage change. However, mealtime is one of the only times when the family is together. Taking the time to eat also means spending time talking and sharing between bites.

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