MOST of us are guilty of eating our of convenience, wolfing down ready meals in front of the telly after a long day’s work.
But according to experts, taking more time to eat your food and focus on what’s going in your mouth could vastly improve your experience.
Mindful eating could be the secret to enjoying your food more and a new podcast claims to helpCredit: Getty
With that in mind Uber Eats has launched a mindfulness audio guide, Mindful Mouthful, to help people take a moment to reset and reflect before they sit down to eat.
According to research, being disconnected from our food has become commonplace with a whopping 81 per cent admit to regularly scrolling on their phone while eating, whilst 68 per cent of millennials say they often continue to work whilst chowing down.
Launched during International Stress Awareness Week, Mindful Mouthful has been designed by mindfulness guru Luke Doherty.
It’s narrated by radio DJ Roman Kemp, who has been vocal on his use of mindfulness as one tool which improves his mental wellbeing.
Lasting ten mins, Roman takes listeners through a meditative session which aims to promote tuning into your surroundings, shutting out life’s stresses, and enjoying some downtime, ahead of your dinner
The mindful eating practice is proven to help you slow down and reset, alongside aiding digestion and encouraging people to savour the flavour food.
Roman Kemp, comments: “Anyone who knows me knows I’m passionate about mindfulness – it’s a great tool to help you navigate the chaos of daily life and stay present in the moment.
“So I’m really pleased to be teaming up with Uber Eats to launch the Mindful Mouthful audio guide – I’m often guilty of scrolling on my phone or answering emails whilst I eat, but focusing on your food is really important to help you decompress after a busy day, but also make sure you’re enjoying every bite.”
Matthew Price, General Manager Uber Eats UK & Ireland, adds: “We live in a society that encourages us to go, go, go.
“Mindful Mouthful has been created to help everyone embrace the art of doing less…don’t feel guilty about taking a moment for yourself, because that’s important too.”
Mindful Mouthful is available on all major streaming platforms, including Spotify and Apple Music.