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Your Grandma Was Right…..

Your Grandma was right…..

I heard it a number of times from my grandmother.

And chances are, that you have

also heard it from your grandmother.

She used to tell me: “Chew your bite 30 times

Before swallowing it down your throat”.

As I was a student of science, I used to

wonder whether it has any scientific base….

Now I know… for sure….that

There are at least 4 benefits of

Chewing your food for 30 times before swallowing.

Lets talk about them one by one.

1)You get better taste of your food.

Do you know, how do you feel the

Taste of your food?

There are special receptors for taste on

your tongue. When food particles get

dissolved in your saliva, the receptors

can sense the taste. When you nicely

chew your food, its particles can

properly dissolve in your saliva &

you get better taste of your food.

2)Your digestion improves.

When you chew your food several

times, the large particles get broken

down into small particles. Thus, it becomes

easy for your body to digest it.

3)Better nutrition from the same food

As your food gets broken down in small pieces, more

of the nutrients gets absorbed by your intestines.

Net benefit- you get better nutrition value from the same food!

4)You can lose your weight!

When you chew your food for enough

number of times, & simultaneously

switch off your TV or put down your smart phone, you

can actually enjoy the aroma and texture of your

food that will relax your hyperactive mind. At the same time,

as you are ‘aware of the moment’, you ‘know’

when you are full and you don’t ‘over eat’.


Of course, to chew your food properly, you must

have good teeth. Bad teeth or missing teeth should not be

an excuse. Consult your Dentist now!

That’s all for today…..

See you next week with another Tuesday Tip.

Till then….. Take care…..

Providing simple solutions for the complexities of life

Dr. Bhumita Makwana

Your Dietitian & Cosmetic Clinician





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