Thorough Chewing May Reduce Appetite and More
A unique study looked at the potential benefits of chewing food 30 times vs. chewing food only 5 times. While the topic deserves more investigation, what the researchers found is that chewing food 30 times increases the secretion of two important peptides.
The first, known as “GLP-1” stimulates glucose-dependent insulin secretion. Further research will determine if there is a correlation to diabetes here. The second peptide, known as “PYY” is known to decrease appetite.
While these findings are still preliminary, you might want to do your own test.
For the next week, make a conscious effort to chew your food 30 times. Besides having a much more relaxed meal, you may discover that you eat less and digest your food better. You may also find that you generally “feel better” after you eat.