5 Ways Eating Speed Impacts Us

Nowadays, it is quite common to live with an accelerated pace of life and endless tasks and obligations that seem to increase every day. And food is one of the many aspects of our lives where this fast-paced nature is evident. We eat less because we are in a hurry to get to everything, which brings several drawbacks. Today, we bring you a list of 5 ways of eating which impact us-

  1. Chewing is the first step in the eating and digestive process. In this process, the food is mashed until a slurry is formed. Eating quickly increases the likelihood of improper chewing, which allows many items to pass practically intact to the next digestive tract, the stomach. This increases the amount of work that the stomach and pancreas must perform, slows down the digestive process, and prevents us from getting the full nutritional advantages of food.
  2. Not keeping food in our mouths long enough means we don't taste it well, which makes us prefer foods that are higher in fat, sugar, or salt to experience pleasure faster. In addition to what happens with elections, leptin, which is the hormone responsible for telling our brain that we are already satiated, takes a while to work. It has been demonstrated that persons who eat rapidly typically have a higher body mass index, which suggests that these two examples indicate that we may eat more.
  3. Inadequate chewing of food can result in a condition called aerophagia, which can cause digestive distress. This is the excessive air intake that results in pain, bloating, belching, gas, and discomfort in the digestive system.
  4. Eating rapidly is linked to a higher chance of choking. Food that is not chewed properly can more readily become lodged in the throat and suffocate someone, as we have already discussed.
  5. Eating quickly or nervously might also have an impact on mood. Eating slowly suggests that you will appreciate the food more and be more conscious of its subtleties, including its flavours, textures, warmth, and scents. By going all out on your diet, you will have less time to truly taste, appreciate, or get pleasure from your food.

The significance of eating calmly, and gently, and giving your meal enough time to be properly chewed cannot be overstated. It is generally advised to set out at least 20 minutes for each meal, free from interruptions like TV, meetings, or the automobile. In summary, we must keep in mind that eating a healthy diet involves more than just the foods we select for our diet; it also involves the timing and technique of our meals.

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