Surprisingly, It's Better to Eat with Your Hands

Might be messy, but oh-so satisfying!
by Pam Carlota   |  Feb 12, 2017
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We don't know why, but eating with your bare hands somehow makes the food you're eating, taste twice as good. While it's generally frowned upon to do this in restaurants or in public, eating with your hands has so many benefits–and we've listed down the ones that will definitely make you think twice about picking up your spoon and fork.

  1. It helps you slim down.

Researchers from New Zealand found that eating with your hands promotes a sense of fullness and more satisfied compared to when you're eating with utensils.(via

  1. It's more fun!

It would feel like you get to play with your food when you use your hands.


  1. Improves digestion.

When eating food with your hands, touching our food sends signals from our brain to our stomach that you are about to eat. This readies your body that accepts food and aids digestion better. (via


  1. Lessens your risk of Type 2 Diabetes.

Eating with your hands makes you full faster with less food. A recent study found that people with type 2 diabetes were more likely to eat faster than people without diabetes. Eating with your hands makes you eat slower, and fuller with less food. (via

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  1. At the end of the day, it's more hygienic.

You always wash your hands first when you eat without utensils. And let's face it, we wash our hands plenty of times a day compared with washing our utensils that only gets clean once after a meal and then leave till our next meal. (via

Which number for the list shocked you the most? Share your thoughts with us in the comments!

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