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In our childhood days,our elders followed some customs while taking food which helped in leading a healthy life.
one must not talk/read/engage in other activities while taking food.
Water must not be taken in between food as we cannot eat more.
no eating of junk food before or during the meal time.
preferred to eat home made food.
also a food order to start with(from sweets,veg,rice,... curd)like this.
not to eat greens and curd in night.
using banana leaf and silver plates for taking food.
But In this fast growing world we do our day to day task with our own timelog. That is we find only less time to eat what we prepared.
We eat food in hurry . No proper chewing of foods.......especially our morning breakfast(many do skip it).
Chewing the food properly helps in good digestion of the food we take in. We should not just swallow the food in hurry as it will cut off the
air-flow and may also result in choking.
There is an old saying "If we chew well and eat we can live for 100years".
But we couldnot follow many in our current daily life.
As we are from various traditional backgrounds we might follow different food habits.
Please share about your views.