Did you know that digestion starts in your mouth!? Further, did you know that you should chew your food 30 times?
When you chew your food, you are essentially grinding the food into smaller parts and mixing it with Saliva, so that it can pass easily down to the stomach through the food pipe (esophagus). According to experts, one should chew soft food (eg – watermelon), 5 to 10 times, while you should chew hard food (chapati, meat etc) 25 – 32 times!
Chewing 30 times looks like a big number, but most of us actually chew it nearly 30 times! You don’t believe us? Count and check for yourself
While chewing/grinding the food in our mouth, the salivary glands secrete saliva into the mouth which is mixed with the food. Saliva contains enzymes Amylase & Lipase. Amylase breaks down starch into sugar, while lipase breaks down fat. In other words, the digestion starts from our mouth itself while chewing.
If the food is not chewed properly, it can cause improper digestion, bloating and acid reflux. Chewing the food also increases its alkalinity, thereby reducing acid refluxes.
According to research, chewing the food also reduces the probability of overeating!
Published : firstname.lastname@example.org - 02/19/2020
Oil & fat types!
Did you know which oil should you be having? 1) Oil is always a mix of different types of fat 2) Scientists are divided on the health impact of saturated…
What is clean eating? Is clean eating a myth?
Latest buzz word among the health conscious people is – “Clean Eating” What exactly is clean eating? Will clean eating help you to become healthy and fit? Clean eating, in…
Corona causing anxiety & depression?
“Where ever you go, I’m there – Gadha Jam!” All malayalees are familiar with the above movie dialogue, from the famous Mohanlal movie – “Vandanam” Well, Corona seem to…