After spending time and effort preparing a tasty dinner, you probably aren't giving much thought to the sequence in which you consume each bite.
However, it may have significant effects on your health, say nutrition experts.
According to "food order theory," the sequence in which we consume our meals has a significant impact on our physical and mental well-being.
"To feel at our best, we need our body to utilise the nutrients that foods provide, but without unhealthy spikes in glucose, blood lipids, insulin, or inflammation."
After a surge in blood sugar, our bodies inevitably sink, leaving us feeling fatigued, hungry, and seeking sweets.
The stress on the body from repeated surges might damage the heart and the kidneys.
And elevated blood sugar might stress your metabolism by making it more difficult for your body to transform food into energy.
Considering how fast food is digested and absorbed is an important part of the "science of food order," as Pam puts it.
Overall, "this method aids in reducing postprandial glucose spikes and the harmful effects that extremes in glucose can have."