overeating: Concerned About Overeating: What’s food addiction and how to get over it


For many of us, eating certain foods can be comforting: a pick-me-up during a challenging task; A reward after a long day at work; A saturated end to a lovely dinner. But some people have a compulsive and uncontrolled craving for certain foods, especially “fast” foods with excessive flavour. This can affect their daily functioning and their ability to perform social, work or family roles. People with addictive eating may experience food cravings, which are not related to hunger, as

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Three ways to reduce the carbon footprint of food purchased by US households — ScienceDaily


Most consumers want to buy food in a smart way for their wallets, health and environment. And while switching to a vegetarian or vegan diet can reduce an individual’s impact on greenhouse gas emissions, it may not be realistic or healthy for everyone. Now, researchers at ACS’ Environmental science and technology Report three ways Americans can reduce the carbon footprint of their food purchases, without requiring drastic dietary changes. Getting food from farms to people’s plates contributes to a significant

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Mediterranean diet may lead to consumption of too many environmental contaminants


The Mediterranean diet can provide many health benefits, but you may risk consuming too many environmental pollutants. A new study shows that organically produced food could be the answer. Many people swear by the Mediterranean diet, which includes eating plenty of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts, legumes, and fish, along with a little wine. Another advantage is that this diet contains only small amounts of saturated fats from dairy products and red meat. But a new study by scientists at

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No ‘good’ vs. ‘bad’ foods: 10 eating ‘patterns’ to prevent heart disease, death


Looks like we’ve been talking about healthy eating wrong. The American Heart Association released a new scientific statement Tuesday that encourages everyone to focus on their general dietary “patterns” to take care of their indexes, rather than on foods, ingredients, and drinks that are “good” or “bad” for their heart. The “2021 Dietary Guidelines for Improving Cardiovascular Health” were published in the Society’s flagship journal Circulation on Tuesday. This more modern approach to nutrition aims to adapt more easily to

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Food shortage? Parents say lunch portions cut across several Gaston Co. schools


Gaston County, NC (WBTV) – As supply chain shortages continue to affect the United States, some parents in Gaston County also believe shortages are trickling into the cafeteria. Ashley Jackson has two children in Gaston County schools. She says her eighth grade daughter told her that sometimes there isn’t enough food to complete the lunch breaks, and if there is any food left, there are a few options. “A scoop of macaroni and cheese and rolls. I heard someone… a

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