5 Amazing Benefits From Mindful Eating
We work in a stressful city which most of us choose to sacrifice the time on eating for work. On the contrary, French people treat their meal sacredly with a normal lunch break to be as long as 2 hour. To them, quality eating is the most enjoyable moment of the day to relax, reconnect and recharge. Anything we can reference from them?
Quality is the key. It’s not about how much time we eat, but how mindful we eat. When we choose to enjoy the food by a conscious chew, breath and feel, even 10 minutes you can benefit a lot from it.
1. Facilitate weight loss
Digestion actually starts in the mouth. When we chew, we release enzymes and start digesting food at mouth stage instead of stomach. At the same time, it triggers 2 very important hormones which facilitate weight loss- ghrelin and leptin. These 2 hormones control our body fat and appetite. They send signal to our brain which help to decrease hunger and learn to stop eating when we are nearly full.
2. Age back
Mindful eating with high nutrient dense food has the effect of anti-aging. It provides a happy gut environment which we are able to digest and absorb fully on all the micro-nutrients, anti-oxidants and enzymes we need for growth and repair. Start by chewing your age on every bite. It brings you brighter skin, better energy and an amazing feeling of youth again.
3. Therapeutic relaxation
Instead of swallowing the food, take some time to truly taste and experience when you eat. We turn our body from inflammatory state to anti-inflammatory state when we eat slow. This is what we called "green zone". It is the mode of human body which blood starts circulate slowly and completely. Our breaths become slower, easier and more equal which helps realising stress effectively. No time to go for a spa? Treat yourself a 15 mins mindful eating and you can achieve the same relaxation.
4. Worry free
When we eat mindfully, we connect not just the physically sensations but also the em