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Why should I not chew my food less than 20 times per bite?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)

Chewing allows your body to realize that you are eating food, prompting it to create a sensation of fullness at the appropriate time. When you don't chew enough, you get ahead of that process, eating well past when you are actually satisfied.

 

 


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