16 Jan 2012
Everyone knows what fast food is. It began as a good idea - getting a meal on the run for a fast-paced lifestyle. Unfortunately, this has become a big problem, as fast food is often high in fat, salt and sugar, and is a major contributor to obesity and chronic disease.
Some of these problems related to the fast food lifestyle might be helped by 'slow food'.
- Take time to cook at home, and enjoy taking the time to make healthy meals for yourself and others.
- Sit with loved ones when you eat. Talk and be together. Plenty of research suggests that eating with family and friends creates many different benefits.
- Slow down your chewing. Take time to break down the food in your mouth. You will get more nutrients from the food and avoid stomach upsets like bloating.
For more info, check out our topic Healthy eating.