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Benefits of Chewing Slowly

Minutes to a Healthier You: Savor Your Food!

It is not just the minutes you spend sweating it out at the gym that count toward good health, small everyday activities promote a healthy you, too. A common overlooked habit is how you chew and enjoy your food. At your next meal, take the time to really focus on your food. Although meals provide nourishment, they have an emotional component as well. Not only will chewing your food slowly help you feel fuller longer and improve digestion, it will leave you satisfied. Rather than eating on the run or in front of the tube, slow down between bites and savor!

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GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 8 years
Well, I happen to eat slowly, too, only because I'm a sensory person. I find that I enjoy my food when it's savored in my mouth (as opposed to swallowing food, and having it head towards my stomach). I like that sensory experience with my taste buds and food. Because of this, I naturally stretch the moment when food is on my palette -- it's my favorite part. Incidentally, because of this habit, I cannot eat a serving of frozen dessert. It melts before I'm close to finishing it. Generally, I take a couple of bites from my husband's share before he finishes it. :)
Spectra Spectra 8 years
I usually eat pretty slowly. I do Sudoku or crossword puzzles while I eat so I don't just eat my food as quickly as possible. Supposedly, that's not a good idea, but I like eating that way.
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