We constantly live our lives on the go. With one project after another and one social event piling onto another social event, we might struggle to find the time in which to eat a healthy and balanced meal and more often than not, dinner is taken on the go. While our increasingly active lifestyles spell only great things for our careers and professional lives, they can wreak serious havoc on our health. When it comes to food, it’s all about taking things slowly; the more time and effort we put into our meals, the more we can get out of what we eat. In life, it’s all about balance and once you take a seat on the slow food train, you might not want to eat in any other way.
- Control Your Food Portions
The more carefully that we eat, the more accurately our brains can judge when we’ve had our fill. Piling on the food might seem like a great idea when you’re feeling hungry but more often than not, your eyes are bigger than your stomach. Taking your time when you eat means that your body has time to break down and process your meal but also, it gives your brain the time to signal to the rest of your body when you’re full. The more carefully that you take in your next meal, the less food that you are likely to consume.
- Feel Less Stressed
While life on the go comes with its benefits, it can be equally stressful and doing all that we can to remove unnecessary tension from our lives should be a top priority. Rushing your meals can only exacerbate existing feelings of stress, causing a rise in your blood pressure and interfering with your digestion. The more slowly that you eat, the better the chance you have to truly relax. The more relaxed that you feel, the better your digestion will be; it’s that simple!
- Improve Your Digestion
Digestion plays a vital role in our levels of health and wellness and when it is put under pressure from external factors, it can really begin to suffer. The better your body’s quality of digestion, the more nutrients that it can absorb from your food which in turn, can help to boost your health. Eating slowly is the best way in which to feel better about yourself following a large meal, too; it’s not all a race.
- Cut Down On Heartburn
We’ve all been affected by heartburn at one point in our lives and it’s probably something that we would all rather avoid. The faster that we eat, the more likely we are to suffer from the acid reflux associated with heartburn which in many cases, is incredibly uncomfortable. When you eat, especially large meals, take things slowly; you will get the best from your food and feel all the better for it, too.