How often do you think about, no scrutinize the manner in which you chew? Sure, chewing comes naturally and we often munch away our meals without regard for how our chewing method affects our weight, vitamin absorption, and digestion.
Here are five ways that more effective chewing habits can positively benefit your health…
1. Chew Thoroughly for Greater Food Satisfaction
Findings from a study published by the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, revealed that proper chewing could keep you control appetite and stay full for longer. If you’re trying to control your portion sizes, listen closely…or rather chew carefully.
The study monitored a group of study participants over a 4-day duration. Participants were given whole almonds to chew, but groups were split into 3 and asked to chew the almonds 10-times, 25-times, or 40-times per mouthful. The study results reported that the lengthier chewers (40-times) experienced greater appetite satisfaction and decreased insulin levels.