Food Addiction Tag

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  1. Frequent consumption of processed foods with high glycemic and fat content may increase the likelihood of developing addictive-like eating behaviors.

    This study evaluated the foods that promote addictive-like eating behaviors. Researchers analyzed the responses of 504 participants to the Yale Food Addition Scale and the Forced Choice Task questionnaires. They observed that processed foods with high glycemic load and fat content promote addictive-like eating behaviors. The findings of this study show that food addiction is associated with highly processed fatty foods with high glycemic load.

  2. Can a Plant-Based Diet be Used to Detox? The New Year brings with it an opportunity to think about ways in which to improve our lives. Eating healthier and losing those unwanted pounds is the most common New Year's resolution. In an attempt to start fresh, and "cleanse" the body, many turn to different methods of "detoxing." Each method promises successful weight...
  3. Losing Weight With Chef AJ is Fun and Delicious! Have you tried counting calories and carbs to lose weight...but have failed...only to gain back the weight you lost...plus more? Because calorie-restricted diets still allow high-fat, calorie-dense and highly-palatable meals containing animal products, processed foods, sugar, salt, and oils...the root of the problem (food addictions) is not resolved. Any weight that is lost is...
  4. Sugary Drinks Linked to 180,000 Deaths Worldwide The solution to the problem is very simple. If we drink natural water--maybe with a squeeze of lime for flavor--rather than beverages loaded with sugar, we can begin to end this disease epidemic. The next logical step is to stop eating processed foods loaded with sugar; desserts, breakfast cereals, pastries, candy, and ice cream...
  5. Sugar - How Sweet it is! We've all heard that white sugar is a refined product that's devoid of any nutrients, and how high-fructose corn syrup has led to an epidemic of obesity and poor health. So it's natural that we look for alternative sweeteners. Although honey, evaporated cane juice, brown sugar, fructose, molasses, maple syrup, agave nectar , coconut sugar,...
  6. What do 500 Calories Look Like in the Stomach? The 7 glass beakers represent what the stomach looks like when it's filled with 500 calories. The beakers contain butter or oil, meat, cheese, rice, corn, potatoes and candy. One way in which we satisfy the hunger drive is to fill the stomach completely. This triggers the stretch receptors in the stomach. As the stomach...
  7. Antioxidants in Coffee vs. Vegetables Over the years, many of my patients have been addicts. Of course, they don't think of themselves that way. The word "addict" is pretty loaded and usually suggests something illegal. But coffee addiction is perfectly legal, and in fact, many people think that their morning cup of joe is actually a health food! I...

 

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