What is the right way to chew

The route of food through our body

First, the food ends up in the mouth. Not just so that we can enjoy the taste. Rather, the lengthy digestive process begins in the mouth. The food is crushed in the mouth by chewing.

Chewing is important! How to chew properly!

"Chew every bite 50 times" - that's the optimum. A value that is hard to imagine, especially for “high-speed eaters”, but also for “normal eaters”. Experts therefore advise taking each bite initially Chew 20 times and slowly over time to increase.

Chewed properly, eaten less

If every bite is properly chewed, you automatically eat less. After 15 to 20 minutes, the body will feel full. Because we eat more slowly due to the heavy chewing, we consume significantly less food and therefore calories during this time.

Grab some chewing gum

Anyone who does not want to put stale bread in their mouth as a “training partner” for proper chewing should use chewing gum. Chewing sugar-free gum will help reduce calorie intake and increase energy expenditure. In a study by the University of Rhode Island, the subjects were also happy about less fatigue.

The positive effect of chewing gum on the brain was proven in another study by the University of Northumbria in Great Britain. Researchers found that the Better blood supply to the brain and thus becomes more efficient. It also affects the jaw movement while chewing positive on the organ of equilibrium out.

Fun fact: Just by chewing properly you can lose 10 kilos a year without changing any other lifestyle.

If the food has been chewed and the saliva has become soft and slippery, it slips well through the esophagus into the stomach. Once there, the stomach acid breaks it down into tiny pieces. The stomach pours the liquid chyme into the small intestine in chunks.

How does our organism get energy from food?

It really starts in the small intestine: the gall bladder and pancreas produce the substances for digestion, the small intestine draws everything important for the body from the food - including water. Now the large intestine is added as another game player and checks what the small intestine has left for it. He uses the leftovers. The end of the line is then in the rectum. Everything that is no longer needed accumulates here until it is eliminated. Sugar, fats and proteins that come from the intestines are processed by the liver and made available to the body as “fuel”.