A study by Professor Naoto Hayashi of the Graduate School of Decision Science and Technology, Tokyo Institute of Technology has once again demonstrated that chewing and eating well increases postprandial energy consumption rather than rushing to eat.It is known that chewing gum after eating increases energy consumption, but chewing gum increases the energy consumption that cannot be filled by chewing gum.The research results were published in the journal "Obesity" of the European Society for the Study of Obesity.

 According to the Tokyo Institute of Technology, Professor Hayashi et al. In 300 revealed that using a 2014-kcal block-shaped test meal and chewing well will increase postprandial energy expenditure.So, this time, I verified whether the same result can be obtained with a general diet of pasta, yogurt, and orange juice (total 621 kcal).

 Twelve subjects were divided into a group that eats as quickly as possible and a group that chews well, and when the energy consumption up to 12 hours after eating was measured, the group that ate early consumed an average of 3 kcal, but chewed well. The group consumed 15 kcal.
When chewing gum after a meal, energy consumption increased until 40 minutes later, with an average increase of 6-8 kcal.Since gum is not swallowed, the increase in energy expenditure is thought to be due to chewing.

 The fact that chewing well and chewing gum increase energy consumption in this study has been confirmed again, and it seems that it has been demonstrated that eating speed and chewing can be new means of weight loss.

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