If you are part of the range of people who ‘sucks’ a meal in a few minutes, then this article is for you.
There are two types of people at the table: those who take an ‘eternity’ to eat, chewing slowly each bite, and those who make the food disappear from the plate in the twinkling of an eye and sometimes well before other people served.
If you belong to this second group of people, then we have bad news to give you: eating quickly gets fatter. Although this idea has long been advocated, it is now known through a new study that this habit may even have implications at the metabolic level.
Scientists at Hiroshima University in Japan have found that people who eat too fast are more likely to suffer from metabolic syndrome 5.5 times higher than those who eat slowly.
After analyzing 1,000 middle-aged people over five years, Japanese scientists found that 11.6% of those who ate quickly developed the disease. For those who ate at a normal speed, the risk was only 6.5% and 2.3% for those who ate slowly.