I remember my mom always telling us to slow down when we were eating and chew our food. Now I realize she was right, and there are several benefits of doing this.
The saliva that is produced by your sublingual glands really go a long way towards helping to digest your food.
If you gulp down your food without chewing it, your body has a harder time digesting this. This can lead to an upset stomach.
It also means you eat more because you don't feel full as soon. One of the best ways to control your weight is to chew your food and eat slowly.
Who would have thought that your salivary glands also play a role in maintaining your weight?