Hopefully we now have sunny days urging us to think more about Mediterranean style eating? By this I mean eating in a relaxed manner, preferably with good company; and savouring the flavours of fresh food. How you eat at every meal can dramatically alter your digestion.
So out with eating on the hop or at your desk, watching TV, reading, having an argument or simply not enjoying the food.
In with pleasant aromas, convivial conversations or fond memories, enjoying textures and attractive crockery or flowers on the table – making eating a sensory pleasure.
It has been suggested (Julian Baggini, Welcome to Everytown a journey into the English mind) that us English are very out of touch with good eating, in both the quality of food and our eating styles. We have lost (or maybe never had?) the social function of food. Excuses are easy in a fast life but just maybe it is time to slow down a little, enjoy some simple pleasures and find new ones. And benefit from better digestion and vigour, leading to more productivity. Win Win !