A recent study has shown that in terms of diet, it is not only important that you enter the body, but also the speed at which you do it. Japanese researchers followed 1083 adult figures over a period of 5 years, divided into three categories according to the eating speed: slow, normal and fast.
They filled out a questionnaire at the beginning of the study by sharing the way of nutrition, physical activity, and medical history. Initially, none of the volunteers lacked a metabolic syndrome – at least three risk factors including abdominal obesity, low “good” HDL cholesterol, high triglycerides, high blood pressure, and blood sugar.
When the participants were re-examined 5 years later, 84 of them were diagnosed with metabolic syndrome and the rate at which they ate significantly influenced it. Those who ate the fastest were 89% more likely to develop this syndrome than those who ate normally or slowly. Only 2.3% of those who ate slowly received this diagnosis, compared to 11.6% of “fast-foods”.
But that’s not all. Those who ate quickly had a greater weight gain, more than half and higher blood pressure than others. The reason for this is that when we eat fast, the body is not given the chance to signal that we are sitting and that we should stop, which leads to overeating and a greater fluctuation of glucose, which can cause insulin resistance.
Preliminary studies in other studies have suggested that prolonged chewing of food burns more calories, up to 1000 extra every month. The conclusion is that, not only diet is important, but also important is the speed of eating too. Don’t eat fast, eat slowly and be healthy. Enjoy Food!
Few Facts About Eating Slow :
There are many things happens when you chew slow. Here are some very important facts that will help you change your mind and chew a bit slower.
- You should chew almost thirty-two times in order to have the food properly digested. Thirty-two times chewing is the optimum amount of number which should be followed thoroughly.
- When you eat slowly and chew more, it happens to help you digest the food in a more accurate manner. The food gets digested by the saliva and helps digest the food fast.
- Chewing food properly prevents problems of indigestions.
- How many times you have to chew depends on the type of food that you are eating. the harder the food in texture, the more you have to see. A food that is hard has to be chewed almost more than forty times. A softer food could be chewed for only ten to twelve times.
Benefits Of Chewing Fast:
Here are some of the benefits of chewing slowly. You will surely notice a change in your body if you chew slowly for at least one month.
- When you chew your food slowly, it breaks down the food and helps get digested without causing and indigestion.
- Your foods get broken down with the help of saliva. The saliva has elements that help break down the food and fasten the indigestion process. It pushes the food down your throat without risking any sign of choking while eating.
- The more you chew the better it is for your stomach as it produces energy and helps your sustenance.
- Chewing more helps massage your facial muscles and makes it tighter and lean.
Chewing slow has so many benefits. Indulge in chewing slow.