Baku.27 February.REPORT.AZ/ The average Briton spends a total of just 41 minutes a day eating breakfast, lunch and dinner, a survey has found, Report informs 'The Dailymail' writes.
One in three of us admits to wolfing down meals because we are 'too busy at work'.
Sixteen per cent - one in six - eat breakfast at their desk, rising to 30 per cent for lunch. Four per cent have dinner at work. Breakfast takes up an average eight minutes, lunch 13 minutes and 45 seconds and dinner 19 minutes and 27 seconds.
Gastroenterologist Dr Anton Emmanuel warned: 'Eating too quickly, overeating and not chewing your food properly can contribute to digestive health problems. 'It takes 20 minutes for your stomach to tell your brain it is full, so eating more slowly means you may eat less, and therefore safeguard your gut from digestive problems.'
The survey of 2,018 people was carried out by drug brand Imodium and suggested those aged between 25 and 44 were in the most urgent hurry. It also found 16 per cent of younger respondents wolfed down their breakfast while standing in the kitchen - and 7 per cent of people ate it on public transport.
Just 41 per cent of people eat lunch at a table, while 30 per cent eat at their desk and 4 per cent regularly eat it behind the wheel of their car.