Sunday Mail - Body and Soul - - B+S NATURAL SOLUTIONS -

“Slow down, you chew too fast!” Okay, so I’m man­gling the lyrics, but Simon & Gar­funkel were on to some­thing. Chew­ing each mouth­ful thor­oughly, in­stead of gob­bling it down, is good for your health.

For starters, pro­duc­tion of the hunger hor­mone ghre­lin is re­duced, so you feel fuller faster and for longer. In ad­di­tion, a re­cent study showed com­pre­hen­sive chew­ers con­sume 12 per cent fewer calo­ries than those who wolf down their food.

Chew­ing also re­leases en­zymes that im­prove nu­tri­ent ab­sorp­tion. So slow down, like Paul and Art said, and start “feelin’ groovy”.

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