People today are concerned about their nutrition. They read articles, watch special programs, and visit dieticians and try to maintain healthy diets.
On one hand, the market is over packed with all kinds of foods. So tempting and hard to resist. Some with lots of calories. On the other hand, there is a strong focus on appearances. Media is promoting “ideal” body images that people compete to achieve. This is resulting in a discrepancy between our “real” self and the “ideal”. Such discrepancy causes psychological disorders to people. Unfortunately, teenagers are the most vulnerable victims of such system. Women are second This does not mean that Men are saved from this. Men too, undergo their own pressure.
According to research, our feelings, psychological status, and our eating habits are interrelated. Nutrition is the science of food that studies this relationship. It provides us with scientifically proven facts rather and relying on traditionally transmitted information.
Food is the source of energy to the human body. It supplies the body with the necessary nutrients to stay healthy. Furthermore, food is the source of amino acids that are essential for our mood hormones. Dopamine and Serotonin are the hormones responsible for our feelings of pleasure and happiness. A huge percentage of these hormones are produced from foods such as
bananas, dates, and papayas. Nutrition informs us about the types of food and the amounts that help us stay healthy and happy.
Our emotional status affects our eating habits. Thus, eating disorders are often linked to psychological problems. People struggling with anxiety have lower quality diets. They consume less fruits and vegetables and more foods high in fats and sugar. Anorexia and obesity are often linked to depression.
Eating disorders happen when people eat to feed their emotions rather than when hungry. Hence, it is important for an individual to recognize their eating behaviors and patterns and manage their emotional eating. Nutritionists help people recognize their eating habits and help them find new techniques to feed their emotions.
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