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Slow food
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.
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For more info, check out our topic Healthy eating.

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