75. WE SHOULD NOT TALK WHILE EATING
- Many of us keep on talking while eating the food. If we talk and eat, the food will not get digested and it will create low quality sugar, low quality fat, etc. What is wrong if we talk while eating? When we open the mouth for speaking, air enters the mouth. When the food and saliva are together doing the digesting work, the digestion is spoiled by the air entering inside. Air is the enemy for proper digestion in the mouth. We have already seen that we should chew the food with our lips closed. If we talk while eating, we cannot follow this guideline.
- Moreover, generally what do we talk when we eat? We talk more about our family problems, business problems and such other matters and we get emotions such as anger, sad, tension and fear. When we think about such unnecessary matters while eating, due to the emotions some chemical changes happen in our body and the digestion is affected. Immediately some people may ask,” Can we talk about good matters while eating?” No. This is because, our lips open when we talk and air enters inside. Therefore, please do not talk about any matter when you eat.
- If some guests come to our house, we give them snacks, tea, coffee, cool drinks etc. to eat and we chat with them. If the guests are present in our house for half an hour, is there any rule that they should keep on munching something and talking to us for the entire half an hour? What pleasure do we derive by forcing the guests who come to our house to eat snacks and keep on talking to us as they eat and thus spoil their health?
- Therefore, please do not talk when you eat. Do not eat when you talk. All the people who talk when they eat will already have several diseases. If not, they will get several diseases soon.
- N o w a d a y s , w h e n e v e r t w o persons talk about any matter for some time, some snacks will be kept in between them. They will keep on eating it as they t a l k . S o m e businessmen call each other to a hotel for lunch and as they keep eating their lunch, they talk about business worth several millions of rupees. When they talk about business worth several millions of rupees, will their attention be on their food? No. That food will turn into poison.
- If we have to necessarily talk when we are eating, we can chew the food in our mouth, make it a paste and swallow the food before we talk. However, it is very good if we do not talk at all from the time we start eating till the time we finish the eating.
- All right, can we at least listen to someone speaking when we eat? No. The reason is that, if someone is speaking to us when we eat, our thoughts will be on the words spoken by him and not on our food. So, our food will not be digested properly.
- Whenever you go to any house or hotel, just watch the people. All people talk about every matter on earth only when they eat. Only when we eat without talking, our entire attention will be on our food. Only when our attention is on our food, all the glands related to the digestion will secrete. Only then our food will be converted into good ingredients and mixed with the blood.