The meal­time trick that boosts im­mu­nity by 300%

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Thor­oughly chew­ing food can also pro­tect against ill­ness, re­port re­searchers from the Na­tional In­sti­tutes of Health. In an an­i­mal study, mice given chewier food pro­duced three times more Th17 cells (im­mune cells that pro­tect against bac­te­rial and fun­gal in­fec­tions) than mice fed soft food. Ac­cord­ing to the re­searchers, chew­ing cre­ates small abra­sions in the mouth that ac­ti­vate the im­mune sys­tem. To get the ben­e­fits, ex­perts sug­gest chew­ing around 30 times per bite on denser foods and 10 times on softer foods.

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