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Top Six Reasons Why You Must Eat Gradually

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Dr Ogundeji Seun
Dr Ogundeji Seunhttps://drogundeji.com/
Dr. Ogundeji is an enthusiastic and passionate dentist with an interest in managing challenging oral health issues. He is a health blogger (Drogundeji.com) and creative writer to health blogs around the world, an entrepreneur and business development strategist. He lives in Lagos Nigeria and married with children. he currently works with Platinum Dental Surgery

Top Six Reasons Why You Must Eat Gradually

There are many benefits when you slow down whenever you’re eating, this first occurred to me some years back and I began my research toward it, looking for more evident why it is more beneficial when someone slows down during a meal when compared to fast eaters.  I started slowing down the rate at which I eat and I can’t believe it just as you too will be surprised as you are about to see those wonderful benefits of slow eating.

Slow eating doesn’t have any negative effects on your health but can bring you a number of benefits without extra costs.

Below are the six reasons why you should eat gradually

  1. You will control your Weight. Recently Japanese researchers found a strong positive correlation between higher eating speed and obesity. Slowly eating habit reduces the risk of becoming overweight and you know that being overweight is another disease on its own entirely. You will realize that when you eat slowly, you wouldn’t eat too much before you’re full and any attempt to take an extra bite will result in overfeeding. Your body will have no option other than to store it as fat which will eventually add to your weight.

Studies show that “fullness” is a complex concept that combines the number of times you chew, the time you spend eating, the look of the food on the plate, as well as the actual amount of food you eat. Slow down and you may feel full with less.

  1. You Will Prevent Overeating. A fast eater will overeat what he supposed to eat and be full resulting in discomfort but when you eat slowly, you’re not going to eat too much. Slow eating little by little decreases the desire to eat, so you can stop eating before your plate is empty. It is suggested that it takes about 20 minutes for your stomach to produce the hormones telling your brain that you are full.


  1. Eating Slowly Aid Digestion. In our early days in school when we study biology, we learned that digestion stated from the mouth. It is a well-known fact that eating slowly and chewing properly improves your digestion. The more we chew our foods, the easier it is to digest them.

Eating gradually let your stomach properly work on the process of digestion of your food, when you send down the whole meal through your throat in three minutes, you will find out that your stomach will not be able to cope with the digestion of the whole meal and thus some will not be digested and they will result to what we call indigestion. I trust you; you wouldn’t like this to happen to you.

  1. You Will Feel The Flavour and Taste of Your Food Properly. Anybody who eats fast will never feel the taste and flavor of a meal in the right sense of it, but slow eater will end up enjoying the meal, feel the taste textures, smell and flavor of the food. Doing this will help you to enjoy your meal and you will find it interesting more than ever. Just give it a try.
  2. Eating Slowly Help You in Your Choice of Foods: if you properly learn the habit of eating your food slowly, you will be able to choose the right food for yourself. This is good because the more you pay attention to your foods, the more you will prefer natural, healthy foods. The most factories produced foods or fast food are carefully designed by food engineers to taste great for the first 3 or so bites. After that, the food begins to taste bland and uninteresting. If you slow down and be sure to chew thoroughly any fast food, these heavily processed foods will taste pretty disgusting. Natural foods, on the other hand, stay interesting as you chew them. A strawberry starts out with a burst of juice but then stays interesting as you chew. Oranges, nuts, and vegetables are the same.
  3. Slow Eating Make You to Be More Social: Eating can be a social event. Meals are a time when people gather and spend time together. Once the meal is over, everyone goes their separate ways. By taking more time at a meal, you’ll be able to talk to your friends and family more, improve relationships and feel more connected.

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