By eating with our hands, rather finger tips, we improve our consciousness of the taste of the food and we not only feed our body, but also our mind and soul as well. There are many benefits associated with eating with hands :
a) Totally Natural
Its totally natural and very fulfilling at the same time. Many at times a proper cleansed hands are far better than the cutlery which are washed vaguely.
b) Enhances Digestion
It improves digestion as by the touch and sensing the food, the neurons release appropriate juices in the stomach which help in proper digestion. By using cutlery we downsize the sensory organs which slows down the digestion as well.
c) Promotes Mindful eating
Eating with hands requires “aware state of mind” that allows optimum digestion and also you tend to eat slow and small portions when you eat with hands which helps in overall digestion
d) Engages all senses
Eating with your hands adds a tactile dimension to your meal and engages all of your senses which otherwise starts in the mouth when eaten using cutlery
e) Provides our gut with good bacteria
Our hands are populated with healthy bacteria when we wash our hands before eating. Hence, eating with your hands boost our gut’s natural immunity to environmental bacterial germs.
f) Prevents in burning the palate and tongue
Our hands are the effective temperature sensors and hence one can avoid burning of palate or tongue when the food it hot which is otherwise not very effective with cutlery
g) Enhances focus on food
Eating with hands requires substantial focus and voluntary efforts that help in avoiding diversions like reading a book, talking on phone, working on a laptop while eating etc. which overall helps in enjoying the food that we eat
h) Directly influences the chakras
The nerve points at our fingertips influence heart, third eye, solar plexus, throat, sexual and other root chakras. And when we eat with hands, the motion and touch activates the charka and benefits us in every possible way.