The study, documented in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, analyzed the amount of chewed food on the amount of calorie intake, in relation to body weight. According to experts in research Constance Brown-Riggs from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, showing chewing food longer until the food becomes soft can give a person the opportunity to enjoy the taste and texture of food better. In this research, the researchers involved respondents with normal weight, excess and obesity. The respondents involved were then asked to consume five servings of pizza and were asked to count the number of chews in eating pizza.
On another occasion, the respondents were asked to eat as many as 60 slices of pizza, which were then asked to eat them until they were full. On this occasion the respondents were also asked to chew as much food as they could. Furthermore, on the next occasion, the respondents were then asked to eat until they were full but by increasing the number of chews by up to 50 percent. Until the third opportunity, the respondents were then asked to chew twice as much.
From a series of studies, the experts then concluded that increasing the amount of chew can reduce calorie intake. When chewing 50 percent more than usual, the respondents ate 10 percent or 70 calories less than before. Meanwhile, when the respondents chewed twice the amount of chewed food, they ate 15 percent or 112 calories less.
This is what makes chewing an effect on weight loss. According to some experts, eating a longer time will give the body the opportunity to realize that it is full. Twenty minutes is the amount of time it takes your body to recognize satiety. When a person eats less than 20 minutes in duration, the body tends to feel full, even though it is already. For this reason, give it longer chewing time so that the body can digest properly and hunger is perfectly controlled.