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This Common Eating Mistake Can Cause Weight Gain & Heart Diseases!

By Chandana Rao

Do you find yourself getting more and more self-conscious when you feel your recently bought clothes are getting tighter day by day? Do you wish that you could understand the actual cause for your weight gain?

If yes, then do not worry, because you are not alone! Weight fluctuations are some of the most common health issues experienced by 80% of people around the world!

In fact, chances are that you yourself would have experienced weight issues, or would definitely know someone with them!

Now, we know that food is the fuel which is required to keep a human body functioning, right?

So, it is established that food is needed regularly for us to remain healthy and active; however, when we do not know how much and what we need to eat in order to remain healthy, there are chances that we may consume more food than what is required.

In such instances, especially when we are not burning off the extra food which is stored in the form of fat in our body, one can experience weight gain.

As we may already know having excess fat accumulation in our body can lead to an unhealthy BMI (body mass index).

If your BMI is higher than the normal range, it could lead to a number of diseases, including obesity, joint pain, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, heart diseases, etc.

So, having excess fat accumulation in the body is unhealthy and can lead to heart diseases eventually.

Now, we know that certain healthy habits like consuming a balanced diet, exercising on a regular basis, reducing stress, avoiding pollution, etc., can help us remain healthy.

Similarly, there are certain bad habits that we may indulge in on a regular basis, knowingly or unknowingly, which may harm our health.

For example, smoking is a bad habit that we indulge in consciously, thus putting our health at risk.

And consuming white rice and white bread without knowing that they are unhealthy is an unconsciously followed bad habit.

There is a common habit, which may lead to weight gain and heart ailments that many of us follow.

This habit is - eating too fast! Have a look at how eating too fast can affect your health, below.

Link Between Eating Too Fast And Weight Gain
Take a moment and think about your last few meals. Do you think you consumed them in a well-paced way or was it too fast?

Chances are, most of us who have busy lifestyles tend to gobble up food as fast as we can, so that we can get back to our work, right?

A recent research study conducted by the American Heart Association says that eating your food too fast can increase weight and also lead to heart problems.

The study says that eating too fast can increase the level of glucose fluctuations in your body, thus causing insulin resistance.

Insulin resistance is linked to weight gain, heart diseases and even obesity!

So, experts advise people to eat slowly and in a relaxed manner to remain healthy.

Story first published: Wednesday, November 15, 2017, 15:30 [IST]
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