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5 Reasons to Chew Thoroughly

If you find eating slowly and chewing longer to prove exceedingly difficult due to a busy or rushed lifestyle, or a lack of self control when it comes to eating, try these tips for taking it slow while you eat:
  • -Try using chopsticks
  • -Sit up straight and breathe slowly and deeply while you eat
  • -Concentrate only on eating, and eliminate distractions
  • -Designate an area for eating only
  • -Try a mindfulness or gratitude meditation while you eat
  • -Cook your own meals more often so you appreciate what you eat more
  • Taking the time to chew well can work wonders on your digestive system and general health, as well as decrease any discomfort you may feel after a meal. So take the time to appreciate each bite for the gift that it is, and allow your body the chance to digest your food as it is meant to, with minimal extra effort.

     

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    Laura Shults

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

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    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

    ty

    10:06AM PDT on Apr 19, 2012

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    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!

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