Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Chew, Chew Training
Blood work showed that the chewers' blood had higher levels of appetite-suppressing hormones. One expert actually encouraged that individuals chew 100 times before swallowing. While you don't need to go to that great length, it is important to chew your food in the name of better digestion. Chewing food slowly gives you time to register all of the flavors. This, in turn, leaves you feeling more satisfied. When you rush through your meal, you often don't get the opportunity to enjoy your food, and you crave more right after your meal is complete. Chewing well also brings out the nutrients in the food by allowing the saliva to break down the food and absorb the nutrients.