Chewing and the magnetizer
Chewing is important because chewing increases the production of saliva. It is through this saliva that we find lysozyme, an enzyme that contributes to the bacteriological balance of the oral microbiota, ensuring good breath.
Chewing solid foods also allows physiological cleaning of the teeth. Saliva is rich in minerals: calcium, phosphate and fluorine which neutralize acid attacks and participate in the remineralization of enamel, hence the importance of not brushing your teeth immediately after eating.
The most important thing to know is that digestion begins in the mouth thanks to amylase, a salivary enzyme that allows the chemical digestion of carbohydrates. It should be noted that the smaller the pieces, the more the surface in contact with the salivary enzymes is multiplied, and that the less food stays in the stomach.
As a result, less sugar in the stomach is produced to reduce the size of the food you eat, reducing the risk of heartburn and acid build-up that irritates your throat.
For weight loss, it is important to understand: if you swallow more slowly, taste, sensory and nutritional information is well perceived by the brain, which delivers a message of satiety after 20 minutes. Otherwise, the brain being bypassed in favor of the stomach, the latter is not filled and he wants more. The vegetable fibers are better crushed, this contributes to a good transit, the expulsion of the stool is therefore facilitated.
Chewing encourages you to eat more slowly, which avoids swallowing air. On the other hand, this has no impact on bloating after a meal, often due to functional colopathy.