Are chopsticks better than forks? Eating with chopsticks forces you to eat more slowly and mindfully, which often leads to feeling more satisfied with less food. How? 1) You can’t pile food onto a chopstick, at least with the same ease, as with a spoon or fork. 2) By default, each mouthful is smaller.
Is it rude to use a fork in Japan? It is not considered rude to use a fork instead of chopsticks in Japan. Restaurants that get a lot of tourists are used to accommodating for that. In fact, if you don’t look Asian—or if it looks like you’re struggling with your chopsticks—your server may even politely ask if you want a fork.
Do chopsticks make you smarter? The very act of wielding this utensil is an important training for your body and brain. Chopsticks help you develop and improve coordination and precision of movement. This utensil turns every meal into an exercise that literally makes your brain work.
Why does it hurt to use chopsticks? Researchers say using chopsticks places stress on particular joints in the first, second, and third fingers, which may increase the risk of osteoarthritis in these joints.