START A PETITION 27,000,000 members: the world's largest community for good

5 Reasons to Chew Thoroughly

  • 1 of 7
5 Reasons to Chew Thoroughly

We have all most likely been advised at some point to chew our food more, and eat slower. This suggestion may seem difficult to follow because we are usually not told why it is important.

When we understand how much chewing is beneficial for our overall health, taking a little more time with each bite during a meal seems to make much more sense. There are several reasons to chew more slowly, here I will summarized the points I have found most helpful to understand into 5 categories:

  • 1 of 7

Read more: Diet & Nutrition, Eating for Health, Food, General Health, Health, , , ,

have you shared this story yet?

go ahead, give it a little love

Laura Shults

Laura Shults is working to spread peace through veganism, and is devoted to finding the truth through love and harmony.


+ add your own
8:10AM PDT on Aug 7, 2013

Thank you for sharing

3:31PM PDT on Jun 16, 2012

informative. thanks

10:06AM PDT on Apr 19, 2012


10:06AM PDT on Apr 19, 2012


8:32PM PDT on Apr 12, 2012

Thank you for the excellent article . Chewing and eating slow are good and healthing eating habits for maintaining healthy life style. I used to eat very fast due to time constraint and suffered the bad consequence. I learnt to eat slow now and enjoy the food with gratitude !

8:24AM PDT on Apr 5, 2012

thanks for sharing

8:57PM PDT on Apr 3, 2012

These are all good reasons to chew more, I am certainly going to try to do so from now on!

12:31AM PDT on Apr 1, 2012

Thanks for sharing.

4:42PM PDT on Mar 31, 2012

Great article that explains the 'why' of chewing slowly very well. I never knew why I needed to slow down and chew chew chew, and though I've gotten better at it over the years, I finally know. I like Kristen B's comment, and I will try that one. thank you for the aticle..

10:05AM PDT on Mar 31, 2012

Thank you! So true!

add your comment

Disclaimer: The views expressed above are solely those of the author and may not reflect those of
Care2, Inc., its employees or advertisers.

people are talking

thanks for sharing

Have anyone tried heavy metal?

Thanks so much for sharing! Great post, awesome recipes!


Select names from your address book   |   Help

We hate spam. We do not sell or share the email addresses you provide.

site feedback


Problem on this page? Briefly let us know what isn't working for you and we'll try to make it right!