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Ancient food practices. Pixabay
  • The simple daily kitchen-habits that we had inherited from our forefathers and hardly follow these days; are not only good manners but also effective and healthy
  • One should chew his food well for better digestion and avoid conversing while eating to focus on chewing
  • Cooking using the earthen-utensils adds various essential minerals into the food, hence one must inculcate that habit

August 11, 2017: Food is what cheers the soul of a being and nourishes the physique. The Mediterranean culinary-culture and traditions have always made a huge impact on the rise and fall of kingdoms in the land. It is food that affects the well-being and growth of a civilization.

The simple daily kitchen-habits that we had inherited from our forefathers and hardly follow these days; are not only good manners but also impactful and healthy. Hence, we should make it a habit to practice some of the following activities listed by Times Food, in order to stay nourished and healthy.


  • Having early breakfast

Romans had a habit of having breakfast right after the sunrise. The practice dates back to the ancient era and it is actually healthy for one to have a nourished, fresh meal in the morning. Celebrity dietician Rujuta Diwekar said to Times Food, that one should have breakfast within 15 minutes after waking up to lose weight. Skipping or delaying breakfast harms and reduces the metabolic process.


Breakfast platter. Pixabay

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  • Avoiding talking while having food

One should chew his food well for better digestion and avoid conversing while eating to focus on chewing. Also, one might choke on his food while talking and trying to gulp it down without chewing well. That is why, talking while eating, is not wise.


Girl eating a burger. Pixabay

  • Not contaminating the food with saliva

It is silly to use a hand-sanitizer before eating to avoid contamination; and then sharing food from the same plate, having a bite from what a friend is eating, or sipping a drink from the same glass. The saliva of a person contaminates the food and it is an extremely unhygienic practice which one must avoid to stay healthy.


Having food using a fork. Pixabay

  • Sitting on the floor

Experts suggest that sitting on the floor cross-legged while having food is a ‘yogic posture’ that helps in better blood circulation in the abdominal muscles, leading to better digestion. Hence, ditching the dining table is one good idea to follow.


Food served in a Thali on the floor. Wikimedia

  • Eating foods using hands

It is not unhygienic but actually a very healthy habit to consume one’s food with clean hands, as experts say that it is another ‘yogic position’ that activates our sensory-organs and also signals the brain to release digestive hormones. Therefore, one should try out this practice.


Having food using hands. Wikimedia

  • Not stocking up cooked food for a long time

Dietitians and experts say that frozen and stocked-up foods lead to multiple lifestyle-diseases. The longer the cooked meal is stocked, the more it loses its nutritious values. That is why one should consume fresh food and piping-hot items to stay healthy.

  • Dining early

When one dines early, the body gets proper time to digest the food before he goes to sleep; which results in the body not being able to pile up weight. Hence, it is wise to dine early.

  • Cooking using clay-pots

Cooking using the earthen-utensils adds various essential minerals into the food. Also, due to the alkaline nature of the earthen-pots, acidic food mixes well maintaining its PH balance. That is why it is a healthy practice to cook the meal in clay-made utensils.


Clay-pots for keeping spices and food. Pixabay

These ancient practices listed by Times Food offers a number of ways to stay nourished and grow healthy food habits. Wait no more and start following these the soonest!

-prepared by Antara Kumar of NewsGram. Twitter: @ElaanaC

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