Originally developed by Slow Control for clinical or medical use, HAPIfork has today the potential to become a must-have utensil for everyone, available in every kitchen.
Since 2002, a series of scientific studies highlighted the negative effects related
to eating meals too quickly:
- Weight gain: as during the meal, satiety is felt after about 20 minutes. The faster you eat, the more you eat.
- Digestive problems: food that is eaten too quickly is often poorly chewed. The work of the digestive tract is made more difficult.
- Gastric reflux: several studies have shown that the faster one eats, the more likely the possiblity of gastric reflux.
- Postoperative complications: eating more slowly lessens the stress on weakened tissues.
Follow this link to access the latest scientific surveys about the benefits of eating slowly (a bibliography compiled by Slow Control).