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Chewing Like This is the "Best Way to Eat," According to Science. Here's Why.

Best Life Logo By Michael Martin of Best Life | Slide 1 of 6: Take small, careful bites. Never eat with your mouth open. What if everything your parents taught you about chewing your food was wrong? That's the suggestion of a British scientist, who says there's an ideal way to eat—and it flies in the face of conventional wisdom learned in childhood. "We've been doing it all wrong," Charles Spence, an experimental-psychology professor at Oxford, recently told the Daily Mail. "Parents instill manners in their children, extolling the virtues of politely chewing with our mouths closed. However, chewing open-mouthed may actually help to release more of the volatile organic compounds, contributing to our sense of smell and the overall perception." Read on to see exactly how to eat and why.

Chewing Like This is the "Best Way to Eat," According to Science. Here's Why.

Take small, careful bites. Never eat with your mouth open. What if everything your parents taught you about chewing your food was wrong? That's the suggestion of a British scientist, who says there's an ideal way to eat—and it flies in the face of conventional wisdom learned in childhood. "We've been doing it all wrong," Charles Spence, an experimental-psychology professor at Oxford, recently told the Daily Mail. "Parents instill manners in their children, extolling the virtues of politely chewing with our mouths closed. However, chewing open-mouthed may actually help to release more of the volatile organic compounds, contributing to our sense of smell and the overall perception." Read on to see exactly how to eat and why.

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