Eating with hands is a practice widely prevalent in India, Africa and the Middle East.
The habit has been around since Indus Valley Civilisation.
Using hands to eat builds an unsaid connection with the food, helping us eat mindfully.
The habit has more benefits than eating with a fork and spoon.
Eating with hands is an excellent muscle exercise that improves blood circulation.
The friendly bacteria present in our hands also protect our digestive system.
Ayurveda says when fingers place food in mouth, they tend to form a yogic mudra.
This stimulates sensory organs that maintain the prana balance.
Vedas say our fingertips are related to heart, third eye, solar plexus, throat, sexual and root chakra.
The motion and touch while eating with hand activates the chakra and benefits us.
Researchers have found eating with hands promotes a sense of fullness and satiety.
This in turn helps an individual lose weight.
It is also worth noting…
Human hands are more hygienic compared to forks and spoons.
So, what are you waiting for?
Throw away your cutlery and dig into the plate.