ChewMaestro – An app to help improve chewing habits

[] Wallingford, Connecticut – Available today, the app ChewMaestro offers a utility to help you eat more slowly, like your mom always told you to, for iPhone, iPad, and iPod users. It allows eaters to time the duration they spend chewing a single bite, thus improving digestion, helping to reduce caloric intake, and enjoying meals more fully. Study after study has shown that simply slowing down and chewing food more thoroughly has more health benefits than you, or your mom, ever thought!

ChewMaestro helps you pace the amount of time you spend chewing. It is a simple timer that lets you know each time you should swallow by playing a sound. You might ask who needs to be taught to chew? We have been chewing since infancy and don’t seems to have much problem doing it. However, studies have shown that insufficient chewing has a variety of medical downsides. Even with ChewMaestro running in the background, the sound will play over the top of music, games, and while reading web pages and email.

Different factors contribute to insufficient chewing including distracted eating and rushed meal times. Two major benefits of making a concerted effort to slow down chewing (and thus increase eating time) are (1) reduced caloric intake because chemicals in your body are able to tell your brain you are full before you cram more food into your stomach and (2) better digestion because your food is more ground up through longer chewing times (which aids digestion in the stomach due to larger surface area of the food) as well as better mixture of food with saliva and the digestive enzymes found therein.

* Set a swallow time between 10 and 90 seconds
* Record your own custom alert sounds
* Shake your device to reset the timer in case you swallow early (whether in the app or in another app)
* Information about studies and history of the thorough chewing movement

Device Requirements:
* iPhone 3GS, 4, 4S, iPhone 5, iPod touch and iPad
* Requires iOS 5.0 or later
* 2.7 MB

Pricing and Availability:
ChewMaestro 1.0 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Health & Fitness category. ChewMaestro is a “pay-what-think-it-is-worth” app with in-app purchases. Please visit swenGames online for more information, including videos and screenshots of the app.swenGames
ChewMaestro 1.0
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The ChewMaestro app was developed by swenGames, a mobile development company founded in 2011. swenGames was the part-time hobby of robotics PhD graduate student John Swensen and has continued to be his favorite form of stress relief since graduating. All Material and Software (C) Copyright 2011-2013 swenGames. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.

###John Swensen
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