Lack of chewing is why our food is becoming more
and more fatty, spicy, and sugary (more calorie dense). If you chew
your food, the natural sweetness of grains, fruits and vegetables can
be appreciated and enjoyed.
If you wolf your food down, it needs to
have a lot of refined sugar in it to taste sweet because it is going by really fast. It needs a lot of fat and spices
to coat your mouth and linger there because otherwise you won’t feel like you
Without the satiety signal that your gut sends your
brain (after 20 to 30 minutes of eating), the only indication that you are full is when you feel your
stomach stretched (sometimes painfully). Since our bodies are designed
to adapt to the demands we place on them, our stomachs become larger
As we eat more, we adapt to eat even more. And we become
fatter and fatter. Because we don't take the time to chew our food.