Does the tongue control the chewing process?

Not only that. The chewing process is instigated and controlled by the tongue. Retaining the food in the mouth until it is reduced to the smallest particles so that it eventually gets into a digestive juicy state is the ideal. The tongue will know when the food is ready to be swallowed. It will then guide the food (now “bolus”) to the next stage, and the whole digestive process will be improved immediately. So again, even if you have a problem with eating slowly, that’s fine as long as you chew the food thoroughly;

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