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Are you a fast eater? How it can damage health, tips to slow down and eat mindfully

Published on Apr 29, 2024 11:57 AM IST
  • If you are struggling with digestive discomfort like bloating and acidity, slowing down the pace of your eating can help transform your gut health. Here's how.
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"You might not realize it, but gobbling down your meals can put your body into 'fight or flight' mode, disrupting digestion and leading to issues like bloating, gas, and acid reflux," says Nutritionist Karishma Shah in her recent Instagram post. (Freepik) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Apr 29, 2024 11:57 AM IST

"You might not realize it, but gobbling down your meals can put your body into 'fight or flight' mode, disrupting digestion and leading to issues like bloating, gas, and acid reflux," says Nutritionist Karishma Shah in her recent Instagram post. (Freepik)

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Eating quickly doesn't just rush your mealtime, it's considered a stressor by your body. This triggers a stress response that can negatively impact your digestive system. (Freepik) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Apr 29, 2024 11:57 AM IST

Eating quickly doesn't just rush your mealtime, it's considered a stressor by your body. This triggers a stress response that can negatively impact your digestive system. (Freepik)

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When we eat fast, our body goes into a 'fight or flight' mode, impairing our ability to digest food properly. This can lead to uncomfortable symptoms like bloating, gas, and acid reflux. (Freepik) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Apr 29, 2024 11:57 AM IST

When we eat fast, our body goes into a 'fight or flight' mode, impairing our ability to digest food properly. This can lead to uncomfortable symptoms like bloating, gas, and acid reflux. (Freepik)

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There are numerous benefits of eating slow. Slowing down your eating pace can shift your body into a 'rest and digest' state, the ideal condition for optimal digestion. (Freepik) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Apr 29, 2024 11:57 AM IST

There are numerous benefits of eating slow. Slowing down your eating pace can shift your body into a 'rest and digest' state, the ideal condition for optimal digestion. (Freepik)

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You can follow the practice of mindful eating which will help slow down your eating pace. Try putting your fork down between bites, chewing thoroughly, and avoiding distractions while you eat.  expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Apr 29, 2024 11:57 AM IST

You can follow the practice of mindful eating which will help slow down your eating pace. Try putting your fork down between bites, chewing thoroughly, and avoiding distractions while you eat. 

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If you have been struggling with digestive discomforts like acidity, gas and bloating, slowing your pace might just be the key. By eating mindfully, you can also enjoy your food better compared to when you are eating mindlessly and just gobbling down your food. (Freepik) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Apr 29, 2024 11:57 AM IST

If you have been struggling with digestive discomforts like acidity, gas and bloating, slowing your pace might just be the key. By eating mindfully, you can also enjoy your food better compared to when you are eating mindlessly and just gobbling down your food. (Freepik)

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