It seems normal when someone finishes eating their share of the plate faster than yours. With more chain of fast foods coming into our eating regime, it seems like engulfing everything we can get is the best way to keep our taste buds satisfied. But a new study suggests that taking the time to stop and enjoy each mouthful could be the secret of a healthy heart and a slimmer waistline.
Scramming your food increases your risk of obesity, diabetes and heart disease, research suggests. People who eat very quickly do not give their bodies time to realize it is full – meaning they tend to eat more. Eating slowly, savoring every mouthful and taking time over a meal is better for overall health.
There are various health risks associated with gobbling down food:
- Your stomach does not have teeth. If you don’t chew your food properly, your digestive system won’t be able to break it down, thus might cause stomach aches and digestive issues.
- Undigested food takes more space in your stomach than digested food and creates bloating, thus slowing down the entire digestive process and building weight for your body.
- Gobbling your meal quickly under hectic conditions will divert energy away from your digestive system, thus leading to fewer calories burnt, slower metabolism and a bigger waistline.
- Gobbling food without properly chewing it will definitely give rise to heart-related diseases which are very severe to get treatment for.
Above are some health-related risks attached to gobbling down food.