India has introduced a fat tax

Core tip: higher standards of living, changing our eating habits, rich diet often brings more nutrition surplus, India to levy a tax on the fat of the measure, is to remind us, to eat healthy, away from obesity.

Did you hear that India has imposed a fat tax!

The Indian state of Kerala will impose a 14.5 percent fat tax on high-calorie food such as pizzas, hamburgers, and sandwiches sold in restaurants in a bid to curb rising obesity in the country. This is a declaration of war against obesity with the help of the government.

The rising standard of living has brought more enjoyment to our mouths, but it has also hidden a huge health cost. This is because a rich diet often leads to excess nutrition, and the result of excess nutrition is obesity and many problems associated with the disease.

The disease most closely related to obesity is cardiovascular disease, followed by diabetes. Besides, the liver, kidneys, bones, and joints, almost any part of the body can be affected by obesity. Some of the statistics are shocking: According to the analysis, there are currently about 1.5 billion obese people in the world, and about 70 million people die each year from obesity-related diseases.

Once concentrated in the developed world, many developing countries, including China and India, are starting to pay a big price for the disease of the rich.

Many people think that exercise is the best way to control obesity, but while exercise is one path, in theory, there are practical difficulties. Because the human body is so good at converting food, it takes a huge amount of exercise to burn off the heat generated by seemingly insignificant food.

For example, if you eat a few pieces of pork belly that add up to the size of an egg, the heat generated by it will take about 30 or 40 minutes of jogging to burn off. If it's a chicken burger, you'll have to work out twice as much, and you'll probably feel more hungry afterward, enticing your mouth to look for a tasty meal again and eat more calories.

Therefore, in terms of obesity control, the medical community has a very clear consensus, called "tired broken leg is better than stop talking"! If there is no corresponding diet control, exercise is just a comfort. The "fat tax" introduced by the local government in India on high-calorie food is just an attempt to "stop talking", which directly targets the underbelly of obesity.

In addition to raising the threshold of consumption of high-calorie food through price and cost, the setting of fat tax is more significant because it will inevitably detail the details of high-calorie food, which is also a process of popularizing the knowledge of food attributes, which is conducive to people's reasonable diet in the level of knowing the calories of food.

The "fat tax" is an Indian idea, but it also reminds us to set a high-calorie food consumption threshold for ourselves, so that we can stay away from obesity and embrace health!


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