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Benefits of eating more slowly

Chewing food well burns more calories.

Are you the first to gobble down food at dinner? Eating too fast has been linked to undesirable health problems such as obesity, hypertension and high cholesterol.

A study was conducted on the effects of eating more slowly in lean and obese participants. Both groups were asked to chew each bite of food forty times. The results showed that eating more slowly resulted in a greater release of gut hormones, which control feelings of hunger and satiety. Consequently, at the end of the meal, both groups ate less than normal. Other research shows that chewing until “no lumps remain” accelerates the number of calories the human body burns during digestion: about ten extra calories per 300-calorie meal. At that rate, a person would burn 2,000 more calories per month simply by chewing their food better


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