According to experts, slowing down when eating helps you be more aware of what you're eating and improves digestion.
Digital Desk: When it comes to food, discipline is crucial – not only in terms of what you consume but also in terms of how you eat it. According to experts, slowing down when eating helps you be more aware of what you're eating and improves digestion.
Speaking on food habits, Nutritionist Bhakti Kapoor suggested seven ways to follow to slow down the eating process; these are-
- Pause to say a prayer before your meal.
- Put the cutlery in your non-dominant hand.
- Place the cutlery down while chewing.
- When eating a sandwich or a wrap, place it down when chewing.
- Take slow deep breaths while chewing.
- Savour the flavor while chewing your food.
- Reflect on the blessings your food provides the body.
Bhakti, in her Instagram post, wrote- that digestion plays a crucial role in maintaining good health. "The problem is, with all the stress that comes with our daily lives, most of us live in a continuous fight or flight mode which does not support digestion. It's very important to be in a calmer state before eating,"
She further explained to the viewers, "Our involuntary nervous system is broken up into our sympathetic nervous system (SNS), 'fight or flight system and parasympathetic nervous system (PNS), 'rest and digest system. When we are in a sympathetic or stressed state, most of the blood flow in the body rushes from the GI to the periphery of the body, brain, and vision. Digestion halts in the presence of stress, so to have optimal digestion one must be in a parasympathetic 'rest and digest state."
Rest and digest is the coolest food digesting mantra everyone can follow; eat healthy food and keep unnecessary disease away from you.