Today, when you see people eating with their hands, it may seem unusual
and other people may see it as unhealthy. This is actually not true.
Eating with your hands has its health benefits. Jumia Food shares why
you should eat with your hands.
The only thing you have to do is to thoroughly wash your hands.
It is not harmful to humans, it, in fact, protects us from many damaging
microbes in the environment. When you eat with your hands, the flora in
the fingers is swallowed. It is beneficial for health and for various
body parts such as the mouth, throat, and intestine, and it promotes
healthy digestion in the gut. Handling food with your fingers releases
digestive juices and enzymes.
mindfulness which has been shown to reduce binge eating and ends
mindless snacking. This aids in weight loss and helps you stay on track
in maintaining a healthy weight and diet.
with utensils because of the simple reason that you wash your hands
multiple times a day while you wash the utensils once a day. You are
conscious of the cleanliness of your hands and hence whatever happens
your hands will be cleaner at the end of the day.
simultaneously reading a newspaper or watching TV, you will not be
hungry at snack-time. This is because eating by hand promotes a sense of
fullness and satiety as compared to eating with utensils.
research, people with type 2 diabetes were more likely to be fast eaters
when they used cutlery to eat, as compared to people without the
condition. Eating with forks and spoons correlates with faster eating,
which has been linked to blood-sugar imbalances in the body —
contributing to the development of type 2 diabetes.