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LEARN TO EAT LIKE AN ANIMAL; JUST FOR YOUR BENEFIT

We humans are blessed with brains, we use it but not in a very good way. When it comes to our health and well being not everyone among us take a good care of ourselves. Just to improve our habits a little bit here are some ways by which animals can teach us well in this sphere.

EAT WHENEVER YOU ARE HUNGRY – JUST LIKE LIONS

We, humans, eat when food is placed in front of us, irrespective of whether we are hungry or not. If it smells good and looks appealing, we will dig into it, without considering our stomachs and diets.  t is a well-known fact that a lion and a gazelle can be in the same grassland, not far from each other and yet the latter will have nothing to fear if the lion is not hungry.

STOCK YOUR FOOD – JUST LIKE ANTS

Ants work hard before they eat. They stock up on food before eating, so that they can eat well piecemeal by piecemeal. But because they are aware that they have food in stock, they are never in a state of hunger to devour more. Many a time a person ends up eating as if he does not know if he is going to get his next meal. It is almost joining 2 meals into one. The worry if his next meal is going to be as fulfilling or as desirable, a person would often end up eating more.

CHEW YOUR FOOD – JUST LIKE COWS

Very often as children we have been told to chew our food slowly and completely before swallowing it. Many gulp their food down in the urge to eat more. The saliva in our mouth amylases the food into semi-digested bolus which goes down the esophagus to be further digested in the stomach. Cows chew on grass, for a long, long time, semi-digesting their food with their saliva. This is called the cud. Very few adults follow that system.

SHARE YOUR FOOD – JUST LIKE BIRDS

Sparrows, Mynahs, hens, geese, weaver birds etc eat together often sharing food with their mates and their young. This is probably the only place where we are one of the few cultures that promote sharing meals unlike many East European countries, where individual meals are the norm of the day. Cultures similar to ours are Italian, Spanish, Greek, and Middle Eastern was breaking bread together is what shows friendship and affection.

EAT THE LEFTOVERS – JUST LIKE TIGERS

Tigers will not eat a single morsel after their stomach is full. They might preserve it by burying it to come back to it the next day. We, humans, have this need to finish all that is kept in front of us irrespective of its portions. It is to our benefit that we choose smaller portions at the onset if we can’t learn from the tiger, to leave the leftovers for the next day.

Use these animal traits in your eating habits as they will be very useful for you. Choose to become an animal for your benefits.

Mira is a budding columnist and blogger who has turned her interest of designing and creativity into an entire career. Mira is a sagacious and with her witty writing, beautiful photography and snippets, be it homeware or travel, her adventures will keep you going for more

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