Reasons why one should eat with hand!

Nowadays, most people are using spoons and forks to eat their food as they are more modern, hygienic and convenient.

Updated: Sep 22, 2016, 01:05 AM IST
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Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: Nowadays, most people are using spoons and forks to eat their food as they are more modern, hygienic and convenient. However, they don't realise that there is a reason behind eating food with hand and also gives number of health benefits.

Here are some health benefits of eating with hands which we all should know:

Mindful eating

One should start eating with hand as it promote mindful eating which is much more healthier than eating with cutlery. Mindful eating also helps in improving the assimilation of nutrients from the food you eat, enhances digestion and makes you healthier.

Prevents mouth from getting burnt

Eating with hands protects your mouth from getting burnt as it act as a effective temperature sensor. When you touch food with hand, it is easy to know how hot it actually is, and you are less likely to put food that is too hot into your mouth thus preventing you from scalding your tongue.

Aids digestion

When we touch our food with our hands, the brain signals our stomach that we are about to eat and triggers the release of the appropriate digestive juices and enzymes to digest the food for better digestion.

Bacteria

There is a certain kind of bacteria in our body that protects us from the harmful bacteria in the environment. When we eat with our hands, this pattern of bacteria is maintained and we are protected from harmful bacteria. But one should wash their hands before and after you eat, to ensure that they remain clean and hygienic.