As you ate your breakfast this morning, did you give any thought as to how long or how thoroughly you chewed? The answer is most likely not. We often are so excited to eat or are in such a rush to eat that we do not properly chew our food. We usually take a few bites and then swallow, eagerly anticipating the next bite, but the chewing process is actually extremely important for keeping healthy. It serves as the very first step in the digestive process, turning food into fuel for our bodies.
There are many benefits for properly chewing food: