Eating is a big thing, and a reasonable diet structure has an important impact on health. But the pace of urban life is fast, and many people will finish eating quickly in order to save time. But if we ignore good eating habits, our bodies will not be able to absorb nutrients effectively and our health may be damaged. The following unhealthy eating habits may lead to health and even cancer threats:
1. Eat too fast
The pressure of work and life makes office workers in a highly nervous state psychologically. It seems that eating is only for simple physical needs, and eating is very fast. In fact, this is very harmful to your health. If you eat fast and do not chew the food carefully, it is easy to damage the digestive tract mucosa and produce chronic inflammation; In addition, fast eating and large size of food lumps are easy to produce strong mechanical stimulation to the digestive tract such as esophagus and cardia, which will cause digestive tract damage and even canceration over time. In addition, studies have found that people who like to gobble or eat until they feel full are three times more likely to gain weight than those who chew slowly and eat in moderation, so eating too fast will lead to an increase in the probability of obesity.
Our ancestors realized long ago that overeating would do harm to the body. The Yellow Emperor’s classic of internal medicine says, “if you eat twice as much, your intestines and stomach will be hurt.” It means that when we eat a lot of things at one time, our own intestines and stomachs will be damaged first. The ancient Chinese medicine book Ji Sheng Fang also points out that “after eating five flavors, fish and cheese, eating raw and cold fruits and vegetables will stop accumulating in the stomach… For a long time, the accumulation will become a symptom.” From the experience of the ancients, eating too much will cause gastrointestinal dysfunction, and over time, getting sick and getting cancer can not be avoided.
3. Irregular diet
Irregular diet is also a common disease of modern people, and many people do not pay attention to it. Foreign studies have shown that irregular eating habits can lead to obesity and gastric cancer. In the clinical practice of Western medicine, when asked about cancer patients, many people have such a habit: either they don’t eat breakfast, or they wait until two or three o’clock in the afternoon to have lunch, or even eat something casually for dinner, and eat snacks in the middle of the night.
Traditional Chinese medicine believes that eating on time is conducive to the normal functioning of the spleen and stomach, ensuring the filling and coordination of human blood and avoiding the dysfunction of the five viscera. On the other hand, eating on time is conducive to saliva secretion, and saliva secretion on time has a digestion effect on carcinogens.
4. Unpleasant dining environment
Modern studies believe that bad mood changes are “activators” of cancer. Some scholars have collected data for nearly 50 years and found that bad emotions such as depression, anxiety, disappointment and sadness are often the prelude to the occurrence of cancer. Usually, such emotions are latent for only 1-2 years, which may cause diseases. All the 500 cancer patients surveyed by American experts have a clear history of mental trauma. If you eat in an unpleasant environment, it will inevitably directly affect the function of the spleen and stomach, make the spleen and stomach dysfunctional, and make the liver Qi uncomfortable. Over time, it will lead to qi stagnation and blood stasis, creating conditions for the occurrence of cancer.
5. Inattention when eating or playing mobile phone
In an experiment, researchers at the University of Birmingham randomly divided 39 young women with normal weight into three groups and provided them with lunch with the same amount of calories. The first group plays computer games while eating, and if they do well, they will win a certain amount of money; The second group ate while playing games; The third group concentrated on eating. Results when biscuits were provided later in the afternoon, the first group ate 69% more snacks than the third group, while the second group ate 28% more. The results published in the journal appetite pointed out that concentration during eating may be an effective intervention that can help control people’s appetite.