Tag: chewing

Ask a Dietitian: Does It Matter How Much You Chew Your Food?

by in Food and Nutrition Experts, July 28, 2014

Many of us are guilty, at least on occasion, of scarfing down food and swallowing large mouthfuls. Beyond that, who hasn’t heard some variation of the chew-your-food-X-number-of-times counsel? Such advice may sound like dietary superstition, but how well a person chomps actually matters. Chewing rate can have a significant impact on digestion of nutrients andRead more

Diet Myths Debunked: Can Chewing Help You Lose Weight?

by in Diets & Weight Loss, September 23, 2011

One tactic some dieters use to shed pounds is chewing. They chomp each bite as many as 50 times before swallowing. Is chewing a legitimate was to shed pounds? We’ll delve into this long time dieting strategy.