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Expert Explains Whether Quick Snacks Can be Abused

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According to the nutritionist, portion size also matters – studies show that the more food on the plate, the more people eat.

Constant snacking on the go can lead to various diseases, primarily joint problems. Nutritionist Lidia Kvashnina told about this in a commentary to the Championship portal.

Scientists say that a quick meal can lead to weight gain. If you don’t chew your food and literally swallow it, your brain simply won’t have time to react.

“You will realize that you have overeaten when it is too late. Those who eat in a hurry are more likely to overeat,” Kvashnina said.

Portion size also matters – studies show that the more food on a plate, the more a person eats. Scientists themselves explain this as follows: when a person eats quickly, he or she does not have time to get full, and then overeats.

According to Kvashina, a good meal should last at least 30-40 minutes. The fact is that the digestion process begins from the moment food enters the mouth. In addition, saliva contains mucin, which contributes to the formation and gluing of the food lump.

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Written by Emma Miller

I am a registered dietitian nutritionist and own a private nutrition practice, where I provide one-on-one nutritional counseling to patients. I specialize in chronic disease prevention/ management, vegan/ vegetarian nutrition, pre-natal/ postpartum nutrition, wellness coaching, medical nutrition therapy, and weight management.

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