Ritual & Secrets of Mint Tea
The Benefits of Eating with the Right Hand
Eating with your hands is natural, pleasant and very beneficial for your health.
Considered rude, especially in the West, it is actually the norm in many parts of the world such as Africa, Asia and the Middle East.
According to the prophetic tradition, we eat with the right hand - with three fingers specifically - and we lick the fingers at the end of the meal in order to enjoy all the benefits of the meal.
A multi-sensory experience
Eating is a multi-sensory experience. All the senses - sight, smell, taste, touch and even hearing - are involved and operate in harmony.
Nerve sensors in your fingers send information to the brain and stomach regarding the composition, texture, temperature, nature and even digestibility of the food about to be eaten.
This asks the stomach to release digestive juices and enzymes. The hands, in conjunction with the eyes and smell, allow the entire digestive system to prepare for what is eaten.
You know your food is hot because your hands are effective temperature sensors, reducing the risk of burning your tongue.
With cutlery, food passes directly from the plate to your mouth, without any message to your brain about the temperature and texture of the food.
Using your hands encourages mindfulness as it allows you to focus on your food. Conscious eating and engaging all the senses - feeling the texture of food, smelling its aroma and really savoring it - brings much more pleasure and satisfaction.
A better taste experience
Plus, it makes you eat more slowly, with better chewing. Food tastes better when eaten by hand and this experience cannot be replicated with cutlery.
In the United States, a recent study shows that those who eat by hand follow a healthy diet, and pay close attention to their satiety.
The study found that parents cope better with overweight and binge eating in young children by teaching them to eat by hand.
It is also more convenient to eat with your hands in many cases. The fingers are very nimble and designed to hold and manipulate all forms of food. They allow a more appropriate and delicate appetizer of each nutrient.
In fact, we consume, very naturally by hand, bread, fries, grilled meats, fruits, burgers, nuts, dates, sandwiches and wraps ...
At Maison NANA1807, come and taste the difference of Mint tea and savor our delicious snacks in hand, and share your experience.
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