Scientists: kids should be taught to chew slowly

Only thorough mastication will allow the child to understand what he really ate. One portion of food should be chewed about 20-30 seconds, say experts from the University of California. In this case, the problems with obesity catch up with children much less often, as caries, and other diseases of the mouth, says Prothom Alo.

The study involved 54 children. The age of the subjects ranged from 6 to 17 years. The researchers monitored the children during the year. The first group of volunteers ate slowly, the second with his usual speed. The results the researchers compared with the control group.

Thorough mastication is possible to reduce the weight in the first group 2-5,7% in just six months. A year after the start of the experiment the figure could reach five percent. The volunteers from the second group of weight, however, increased during the year by 8-12%.

Scientists conclude: sometimes, to win the extra weight, no need to change the diet. Rather eat slowly and to follow the feeling of satiety. As soon as it occurs, you should stop eating and take a break.

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