You’ve probably heard it before, chewing is important. Do you know why you should chew your food well? There are several reasons so let’s get right to it.
1 – Chewing is your first step in proper digestion.
2 – Proper digestion breaks down your food so that your body can absorb as many nutrients as possible.
3 – Tasting your food and giving your brain time to realize that you’re feeding your body which in turn controls overeating.
4 – Chewing your food well gives you much needed moments in your day to s l o w down.
5 – Eating slowly and chewing helps your mind reset itself, it creates awareness and a conscious effort to control how much you eat and eventually what you eat when you make chewing a habit.
Next time you sit down to a meal, pause before you begin, breathe in fully and exhale, set your pace to “slow and easy”, take your first bite and really taste your food. Allow your mind to appreciate that you are eating and what you’re eating. Allow yourself time to enjoy nourishment. Allow yourself to slow down, take your necessary breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack break. Your mind, body and spirit will thank you!