Many of us have a tendency to scarf down our food so fast we don't even remember what we were eating. We have all heard that there are numerous health benefits of masticating (yes your mom was right), but what are they? We will explore these health benefits.
Taking time to eat slowly allows you to process the taste of your food and enjoy it more. Horace Fletcher, founder of the “fletcherism,” was perhaps one of the best masticators of all time. He proposed that people “fletcherize” their food, meaning they would chew it at least 100 times before swallowing and turning any food from a solid into a liquid before it entered the body. This practice was used for weight loss in the 1900s.
How about you? Would you ever want to masticate as much as Horace?