With our busy lifestyles today, most people eat on the go or quickly scarf down food without being mindful. Eating becomes an unconscious habit and before you know it you look down and the food on your plate is gone! Can you relate?
The chewing process is extremely important because it is the first step in digestion. Chewing breaks food down from large particles into smaller particles that are easier to digest allowing your intestines to absorb more nutrients from the food as they pass through.
Chewing also is great for your teeth, heightens the taste of food, and slows down the intake of food allowing you to realize when you’re full.