Benefits of Chewing Your Food

THIS POST IS A SUPPLEMENT TO THE FOOD CHEWING POLL – HOW MANY TIMES DO YOU CHEW – ARE YOU NORMAL?

Chewing your food at least 20 times for each mouthful helps with the digestion process by enabling your saliva to mix with and properly break down food.

There are enzymes in saliva that can start the digestion process even before the food gets to the stomach

Properly chewed food that’s well-coated with saliva also travels down the esophageus more easily. This is important as dry food can stick to the walls of your esophageus, which can create problems when swallowing.

When the food reaches the stomach, well-coated food can be easily broken down by the gastric acids that are release by the stomach. Well digested food will mean that the nutrients in the food will be better absorbed. Also, “under-chewed” food can cause bloating and flatulence.

Enoch, The Egg King

A young man applied to the manager of the entertainment museum for employment as a freak, and the following dialogue occurred:

“Who are you?”

“I am Enoch, the egg king.”

“What is your specialty?”

“I eat three dozen hen’s eggs, two dozen duck eggs, and one dozen goose eggs, at a single setting.”

“Do you know our program?”

“What is it?”

“We give four shows every day.”

“Oh, yes, I understand that.”

“And do you think you can do it?”

“I know I can.”

“On Saturdays we give six shows.”

“All right.”

“On holidays we usually give a performance every hour.”

And now, at last, the young man showed signs of doubt.

“In that case, I must have one thing understood before I’d be willing to sign a contract.”

“What?”

“No matter what the rush of business is in the show, you’ve got to give me time to go to the hotel to eat my regular meals.”