5 Health Risks of Eating Too Fast: Sure, eating fast can lead to gaining weight. But did you know that it may also add to your risk for diabetes, heart disease, and stomach problems?

Check out any restaurant, and you’re probably going to see in any event a portion of the burger joints chowing down like it’s the most recent 30 seconds of a speed-eating challenge. Eating is one of life’s extraordinary delights. So for what reason are such large numbers of us hurrying to get past it? Indeed, you can get past dinners faster and save yourself a brief period. Be that as it may, would you say you are seriously putting your health at risk by overeating fast?

Frequently, fast eating is only one piece of a general fast way of life. If you’re continuously working, playing, strolling, talking, and driving in pick up the pacing mode, it’s not difficult to fall into the propensity for eating that way. However, this propensity includes some significant pitfalls: Wolfing down your food not just cheapens the delight of a decent dinner. It might likewise negatively affect your well-being. Eating too fast accompanies an entire host of well-being dangers, and neglecting to take as much time as necessary could endanger you creating a genuine medical issue.


Fast eating is related to an increased gamble of being overweight or hefty. So it’s nothing unexpected that both biting less and eating rapidly have been connected to devouring more food and calories.

Indeed, even a few minutes after a feast closes, Fast eating might in any case have an effect. In one review, members who scarfed down lunch felt hungrier a short time later, contrasted with the people who ate at an all the more relaxed pace.


Fast eating in itself doesn’t cause type 2 diabetes. Yet, possible routinely rushing down your food could give your body an additional poke that way. In a huge report, moderately aged people without diabetes who said they were quick eaters were at expanded risk for insulin opposition. This condition, wherein the body doesn’t utilize insulin really, may prompt diabetes over time.

Metabolic Syndrome:

Insulin resistance is firmly connected with the metabolic disorder — a group of variables that increment the gamble of creating diabetes, yet additionally coronary illness and stroke. One review included almost 9,000 individuals, ages 40 and up, who didn’t have the metabolic disorder at the start. Over the course of the following three years, quick eaters were bound to foster metabolic conditions more than the individuals who ate all the more slowly.


Quick eating has additionally been connected to erosive gastritis — aggravation that destroys the coating of the stomach, causing shallow breaks or now and again profound ulcers. In a review from Korea, in excess of 10,000 patients got tests including an upper GI endoscopy — a strategy utilizing a lift cylinder with a minuscule camera that is desolate the throat, through the throat, and into the stomach. Specialists were bound to find indications of erosive gastritis in patients who said they were quick eaters.


Do you realize how quick eaters say they “breathed in” their food? This could turn into reality sometime in the future. We train children to eat gradually and bite their food cautiously to forestall stifling. Adults really should do the same. Try not to seriously endanger yourself by choking since you’re eating excessively quick; all things considered, require the additional seconds to completely bite and swallow appropriately.

Researchers have shown how moderate egg consumption can increase the amount of heart-healthy metabolites in the blood, publishing their results today in Life. The findings suggest that eating up to one egg per day may help lower the risk of developing cardiovascular disease.

Eggs are a rich source of dietary cholesterol, but they also contain a variety of essential nutrients. There is conflicting evidence as to whether egg consumption is beneficial or harmful to heart health. A 2018 study published in the journal Heart, which included approximately half a million adults in China, found that those who ate eggs daily (about one egg per day) had a substantially lower risk of heart disease and stroke than those who ate eggs less frequently*. Now, to better understand this relationship, the authors of this work have carried out a population-based study exploring how egg consumption affects markers of cardiovascular health in the blood.

“Few studies have looked at the role that plasma cholesterol metabolism plays in the association between egg consumption and the risk of cardiovascular diseases, so we wanted to help address this gap,” explains first author Lang Pan, MSc at the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Peking University, Beijing, China.

Pan and the team selected 4,778 participants from the China Kadoorie Biobank, of whom 3,401 had cardiovascular disease and 1,377 did not. They used a technique called targeted nuclear magnetic resonance to measure 225 metabolites in plasma samples taken from the participants’ blood. Of these metabolites, they identified 24 that were associated with self-reported levels of egg consumption.

Their analyses showed that individuals who ate a moderate amount of eggs had higher levels of a protein in their blood called apolipoprotein A1- a building block of high-density lipoprotein (HDL), also known as ‘good lipoprotein’. These individuals especially had more large HDL molecules in their blood, which help clear cholesterol from the blood vessels and thereby protect against blockages that can lead to heart attacks and stroke.

The researchers further identified 14 metabolites that are linked to heart disease. They found that participants who ate fewer eggs had lower levels of beneficial metabolites and higher levels of harmful ones in their blood, compared to those who ate eggs more regularly.

“Together, our results provide a potential explanation for how eating a moderate amount of eggs can help protect against heart disease,” says author Canqing Yu, Associate Professor at the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Peking University. “More studies are needed to verify the causal roles that lipid metabolites play in the association between egg consumption and the risk of cardiovascular disease.”

“This study may also have implications for Chinese national dietary guidelines,” adds senior author Liming Li, Boya Distinguished Professor at the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Peking University. “Current health guidelines in China suggest eating one egg a day, but data indicate that the average consumption is lower than this. Our work highlights the need for more strategies to encourage moderate egg consumption among the population, to help lower the overall risk of cardiovascular disease.”

A pandemic scheme has helped increase atta sales in South India: One of the unintended consequences of the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana (PMGKY) has been a slight shift in the food habits of the rice-loving southern households with the sales of atta seeing an uptick.

According to marketers, the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana (PMGKY), which provided atta as one of the essentials to people to ease the pandemic’s suffering, has played a key role in the nudge. South now accounts for 18% of all grounded atta, up to three percentage points from 15% in 2020.

“Changing food habits is not an easy task and encouraging consumers in southern India to add atta to their repertoire of food products was a challenge. The distribution of free atta/wheat under PMGKY has allowed this category to enter a larger number of southern Indian households, which primarily rice consumers. We are witnessing a slight habit change in terms of atta consumption in these households, which augurs well towards increasing category penetration. As a market leader in the atta category, we will leverage this shift in consumer behavior to increase the franchise of our portfolio of Aashirvaad branded and packaged products in these markets,” ITC divisional chief executive (foods) Hemant Malik told Times of India.

Another major player in the food category, Parle, is also looking forward to a launch in the southern market.

“Because wheat is not typically a staple in the south, the acceptance for packaged atta is higher there as compared to other regions which are still getting atta milled. In the north, west, and east, consumers graduate from chakki atta to packaged atta and that’s the advantage branded and packaged atta companies have in the south,” the Times of India report quoted Parle Products senior category head, Mayank Shah, as saying.

Govt mulls tax cut on soybean and sunflower oil to cool prices: India is considering cutting an import levy on soybean and sunflower oils, another step in a series of measures the country has taken to cool surging local prices of food.

The government is deliberating whether to reduce the agriculture infrastructure and development cess, which is currently 5%, or abolish it, according to a person familiar with the matter. A final decision may be taken this week, said the person, who asked not to be identified as the information is private. A finance ministry spokesperson was not immediately available to comment.

The extra levy is used by the government to collect funds for farm infrastructure projects.

Curbing the tax could be one of the limited options available for the government to reduce surging vegetable oil prices in the world’s second-most-populous nation. India has already scrapped base import levies on most cooking oils, including palm oil and soybean oil, and imposed inventory limits to prevent hoarding.

Edible oil prices in India, which relies on imports for 60% of its needs, have surged this year along with international prices following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine that choked the supply of sunflower oil from the Black sea region. Added to that was concern about production levels in Malaysia, and a recent surprise move by Indonesia to temporarily ban palm oil exports, before replacing them with a domestic sales quota.

India is battling to contain severe inflationary pressures, with prices of food, fuels, and crop nutrients soaring. Wholesale inflation in India, the world’s second-most populous nation, and Asia’s third-biggest economy soared in April to the highest in more than three decades.

Modi’s government announced tax cuts on gasoline, diesel, coking coal, and raw materials for making steel during the weekend, and boosted its subsidy for crop nutrients to tackle high prices that have been hitting households, farmers, and manufacturers.

Fuel and vegetable prices behind wholesale inflation in April: Cabbage, raw cotton, radish, and the humble karela (bitter gourd) saw the highest wholesale inflation in April and together with kerosene, liquid ammonia, aviation fuel, and natural gas, drove the price rise to a record 15.08% in April.

While the wholesale inflation in kerosene was 118.2% year-on-year in April, that for cabbage and bitter gourd was in the high double digits at 88.3% and 75.4%, respectively.

The high inflation in the food and fuel basket may put pressure on household budgets and drive down the consumption of discretionary goods such as mobile phones, leisure, and travel.

The wholesale price index (WPI) measures price rises in 697 items, of which 564 are manufactured products. The high wholesale inflation has impacted retail prices, driving consumer inflation to an eight-year high of 7.79%.

An earlier and hotter summer has pushed up prices of perishables like fruits and vegetables. Inflation in food articles rose to 8.9% in April from 8.7% in March. “This will possibly lead to shrinkflation, with companies going in for grammage cuts,” Nayar said.

Cotton prices have hovered at ₹1 lakh per candy on high global prices, though at the start of the season, prices in India were almost half of that. Naphtha, diesel, crude, and furnace oil too witnessed inflation above 60% last month.

Inflation in fuel and power, which have a 13.2% weight in WPI, rose to 38.7% in April from 34.5% in March and the pressure was most visible in items like kerosene, aviation turbine fuel (ATF), and furnace oil, though inflation in coal and electricity eased.

In a significant verdict, the Supreme Court today ruled that recommendations of the GST Council aren’t binding on the Centre and States. It only has a persuasive value

A bench led by Justice DY Chandrachud held that the Central Government and States have simultaneous powers to legislate on Goods and Service Tax (GST).

Hence, the GST council must work in a harmonious manner to achieve a workable solution between the Centre and States, the top Court said.

“Recommendations of GST council are the product of collaborative discussion. It is not imperative that one of the federal units must always possess a higher share”, Justice Chandrachud read said.

It remains to be seen if this verdict would lead to a re-evaluation of past GST rulings.

“If some are re-evaluated now, it is going to become challenging for businesses which are just recovering from a pandemic and demand reduction. This is a stage where the tax policies and tax laws should be supporting businesses to grow back to their earlier double-digit growth figures,” said MS Mani, Partner, Deloitte India (Indirect Tax).

The GST council is the supreme decision-making body chaired by FM and represented by all states/UTs by their finance ministers

India allows exporting wheat consignments registered with customs authority prior to ban order: NEW DELHI: Relaxing norms, the government on Tuesday said it has decided to allow shipments of wheat consignments that were registered with the customs authority before the wheat export ban came into force on May 13.

On May 13, the Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) issued a notification banning exports of wheat with immediate effect to control price rise.

“It has been decided that wherever wheat consignments have been handed over to Customs for examination and have been registered into their systems on or prior to May 13, such consignments would be allowed to be exported,” the commerce ministry said in a statement.

The government has also allowed a wheat consignment headed for Egypt, which was already under loading at the Kandla port, it said.

The move follows a request by the Egyptian government to permit the wheat cargo that was being loaded at the Kandla port.

Mera International India Pvt Ltd, the company engaged in the export of the wheat to Egypt, had also given a representation for completion of loading of 61,500 MT of wheat of which 44,340 MT had already been loaded and only 17,160 MT was left to be loaded, it added.

The government decided to permit the full consignment of 61,500 MT and allowed it to sail from Kandla to Egypt, the ministry said.

The move also comes against the backdrop of reports that thousands of trucks carrying wheat were in the queue outside some ports due to the sudden announcement of the wheat export ban.

The government had earlier restricted wheat exports to manage the overall food security situation in India and to support the needs of neighboring and vulnerable countries that have been adversely affected by the sudden changes in the global market for wheat and are unable to access adequate wheat supplies.

As per the order issued on May 13, the restrictions would not apply in cases where prior commitments have been made by private traders through a Letter of Credit as well as in situations where permission is granted by the government to other countries to meet their food security needs and on the requests of their governments.

“The order served three main purposes: ensure India’s food security and check inflation, it helps other countries facing food deficit, and it maintains India’s reliability as a supplier,” the ministry said in the statement, adding that the order also aimed to provide a clear direction to the wheat market to prevent hoarding of wheat supplies.

Kim Kardashian’s Met Gala look left fans awestruck with her dazzling transformation. The diva was beautifully dressed to pay tribute to the legendary actress and fashion icon Marilyn Monroe, but what came as a surprise as well as a shock was Kardashian’s rapid weight loss. According to reports, she lost 16 pounds (7.2 kgs). Though she looked stunning in her beautiful blonde avatar, health experts believe that her ‘Met Gala’ diet isn’t a healthy one. Let’s find out more about it…

Met Gala and Kim’s look?

Kim Kardashian shared how she achieved that perfect Marilyn Monroe looks by fitting into her dress which is currently valued at over $10 million. Marilyn Monroe wore the shimmery, nude, hip-clinging gown 60 years ago and the same look was recreated by Kardashian. While in her interview at the Met Gala she revealed that she had lost 16 pounds in just three weeks to fit into the beautiful attire, but is it safe to lose weight rapidly, and is it sustainable in the long run?

Here’s how this diet worked for Kardashian:

Kim Kardashian’s Met Gala diet was an extreme diet, which she achieved in just three weeks. In her interview to a leading magazine she expressed that “I would wear a sauna suit twice a day, run on the treadmill, completely cut out all sugar and all carbs, and just eat the cleanest veggies and protein,” she said. “I didn’t starve myself, but I was so strict.”

Is the Met Gala diet sustainable?

Fad diets may seem like an easy resort to lose weight, but experts around the world believe that these diets are not sustainable and may have harmful effects on overall health. According to an article published in a digital daily, health experts reveal that losing too much weight in such a short duration may be hard on the body and may increase the risk of several health issues like gallstones, gout, fatigue, and constipation, diarrhea, and nausea and electrolyte imbalances. This also affects the Cortisol levels and increases the stress in the body, this is due to the deficiencies of nutrients from the meals. Thus, it is best to seek medical guidance before embarking on an extreme weight loss journey as it may impact the metabolism negatively in the long run.

Zepto valued at $900 million, gets $200 million: Mumbai: Quick commerce startup Zepto has closed a $200 million funding round led by existing investor YC Continuity Fund, the growth-stage fund run by Silicon Valley’s famed accelerator Y Combinator.

Zepto’s valuation has hit $900 million after the latest round. This is a nearly 60% jump compared to the previous fundraising in December last year when it was valued at $570 million. Quick commerce refers to deliveries made in 15-30 minutes.

New investor Kaiser Permanente joined the latest round along with existing backers including Nexus Venture Partners, Glade Brook Capital, and Lachy Groom.

The Mumbai-based startup, which promises grocery deliveries in 10 minutes, faces intense competition from well-capitalized rivals like Swiggy, Reliance Industries-backed Dunzo, and Tata Digital-owned BigBasket trying to tap the segment through various delivery timings.

Food delivery platform Swiggy has earmarked $700 million to scale up its ultra-fast commerce platform Instamart, chief executive Sriharsha Majety said in December last year.

Ultra-fast commerce firms, which gained prominence during the Covid-19 pandemic, have been questioned about their unit economics and high cash burn, which in some cases has gone up to $10-$15 million per month.

In the United States and Europe, consolidation has already begun in the segment, with some of the well-funded startups like the SoftBank Vision Fund-backed GoPuff valued at $15 billion preparing layoffs to reduce costs, San Francisco-based tech publication The Information reported in March.

Another Zepto rival, Gurugram-based Blinkit (earlier known as Grofers), is in the advanced stages of closing a merger with food delivery app Zomato after struggling to raise new capital from external investors amid increased competition.

The Zomato deal is likely to value Blinkit at around $750 million, lower than when it had raised its last round, ET reported on March 17.

Swiggy’s Instamart, too, has moved away from its aggressive campaigns for 15-minute deliveries.

“It is getting clearer in the space that there will be an Amazon and Flipkart-type of scenario… and for us, the intent was to accelerate that trend,” Aadit Palicha, co-founder and CEO of Zepto told ET. “The objective here is just to get into a position where we have enough currency to start consolidating in the next year.”

According to Palicha, Zepto will also use the funds to grow its product and tech teams to over 1,000 people in a few months, including engineering, analytics, operations, marketing, finance, and human resources.

“We posted 800% quarter-on-quarter revenue growth, while our burn has come down five times on a per-order basis,” he said.

Picha said Zepto was on track to close the current financial year at $1 billion in gross merchandise value (GMV). According to industry sources, Zepto’s monthly cash burn is said to be around $10-$15 million. Palicha did not, however, confirm this number.

Zepto will utilize the funds to take its presence to 24 cities in the next year from the existing 11, including non-metro cities.

Adani Wilmar acquires Kohinoor rice: Adani has strengthened its presence in the food segment with the acquisition of Kohinoor rice.

“The acquisition would give AWL exclusive rights over the brand ‘Kohinoor’ basmati rice along with ‘Ready to Cook’, ‘Ready to Eat’ curries and meals portfolio under the Kohinoor Brand umbrella in India,” the company said in a release.

Adani is looking to cement its presence in the staples segment which contributes around 11 percent to its topline.

The acquisition will fuel the next level of growth for AWL and widen the portfolio to cater to premium customer segments across rice and other value-added food businesses.

The Kohinoor brand portfolio comprises; “Kohinoor” – for premium Basmati rice; “Charminar” – for affordable rice and “Trophy” for the HORECA segment.

“This acquisition is in sync with our business strategy to expand our portfolio in the higher-margin branded staples and food products segment. We believe the packaged food category is under-penetrated with significant headroom for growth. The Kohinoor Brand has a strong brand recall and will help accelerate our leadership position in the Food FMCG category,” Angshu Mallick, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Adani Wilmar said.

Adani Wilmar expects the acquisition to help in further consolidating its market share and leveraging the brand for product extension and diversification.

Adani Wilmar’s flagship Fortune already has a strong presence in packaged foods including packaged wheat flour, rice, pulses, besan, sugar, soya chunks, and cereals-based products such as ready-to-cook khichdi.