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Addicted to ... Food?

Addicted to ... Food? | R4W HEALTHY EATING (VEGAN & VEGETARIAN) | Scoop.it

A study of 12 men found that glycemic load—distinct from calories or sweetness—can alter brain function and promote overeating. Is there such a thing as food addiction? A study using brain imaging suggests that high-glycemic foods may trigger the same brain mechanism as substance abuse.


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Seth Bilazarian, MD's curator insight, July 8, 2013 12:53 PM

The benefit of the diets which reduce sugar and carbohydrates such as Glycemic Index, Atkins, South Beach, Belly Fat Cure are in part due to the reduced sugar effect on the brain.

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This study narrows the difference to one variable only—the glycemic load—and indicates that this factor, distinct from calories or sweetness, can alter brain function and promote overeating. “These findings suggest that limiting high-glycemic index carbohydrates like white bread and potatoes could help obese individuals reduce cravings and control the urge to overeat,

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Addiction and dopamine.  "these foods contain chemical compounds that stimulate the brain's secretion of opiate-like, "feel-good" chemicals like dopamine, which drive our cravings for them....."

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NOTE: Like vegans, vegetarians do not eat any animal flesh; no chicken, pig, cow, sea animals, nada. In addition to not consuming any animal meat, a vegan doesn't eat eggs, dairy products or any other product derived from an animal. Vegetarians, on the other hand, tend to eat eggs and dairy products like milk and butter. Read more here: http://bit.ly/2oRViIP
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The joy of juicing: Food that's fit to drink - The Province

The joy of juicing: Food that's fit to drink - The Province | R4W HEALTHY EATING (VEGAN & VEGETARIAN) | Scoop.it
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The joy of juicing: Food that's fit to drink
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An early adopter of the whole smoothie craze, I have now moved on to join the ever increasing legion of juicers.
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What Healthy Vegan Kids Eat - One Green Planet

What Healthy Vegan Kids Eat - One Green Planet | R4W HEALTHY EATING (VEGAN & VEGETARIAN) | Scoop.it
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What Healthy Vegan Kids Eat
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Vegan kids are most likely healthier than their omnivorous counterparts, but they still need to make sure they get adequate amounts of specific nutrients to fuel their growing bodies.
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Mini swiss chard and ricotta frittatas [Vegetarian]

Mini swiss chard and ricotta frittatas [Vegetarian] | R4W HEALTHY EATING (VEGAN & VEGETARIAN) | Scoop.it
These muffin-sized frittatas are the perfect bite-sized treat for breakfast and brunches, and feature healthful garden greens. (#FashionNews Mini swiss chard and ricotta frittatas [Vegetarian]:
These muffin-sized frittatas are the perfec...
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The meat lover's guide to going vegetarian - Sydney Morning Herald

The meat lover's guide to going vegetarian - Sydney Morning Herald | R4W HEALTHY EATING (VEGAN & VEGETARIAN) | Scoop.it
The meat lover's guide to going vegetarian Sydney Morning Herald Now there's another high profile name to add to the list: Mark Bittman, the New York Times food writer – and meat lover - whose new book offers a semi-vegetarian approach for anyone...
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Addicted to ... Food?

Addicted to ... Food? | R4W HEALTHY EATING (VEGAN & VEGETARIAN) | Scoop.it

A study of 12 men found that glycemic load—distinct from calories or sweetness—can alter brain function and promote overeating. Is there such a thing as food addiction? A study using brain imaging suggests that high-glycemic foods may trigger the same brain mechanism as substance abuse.


Via Seth Bilazarian, MD
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Read more like this at http://on.fb.me/16FKXNW

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Seth Bilazarian, MD's curator insight, July 8, 2013 12:53 PM

The benefit of the diets which reduce sugar and carbohydrates such as Glycemic Index, Atkins, South Beach, Belly Fat Cure are in part due to the reduced sugar effect on the brain.

From the article: 

This study narrows the difference to one variable only—the glycemic load—and indicates that this factor, distinct from calories or sweetness, can alter brain function and promote overeating. “These findings suggest that limiting high-glycemic index carbohydrates like white bread and potatoes could help obese individuals reduce cravings and control the urge to overeat,

shelbylaneMD's curator insight, August 18, 2013 11:53 AM

Addiction and dopamine.  "these foods contain chemical compounds that stimulate the brain's secretion of opiate-like, "feel-good" chemicals like dopamine, which drive our cravings for them....."

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New to Juicing? Try This Juice to Get You Started! | Reboot With Joe

New to Juicing? Try This Juice to Get You Started! | Reboot With Joe | R4W HEALTHY EATING (VEGAN & VEGETARIAN) | Scoop.it
This is a great intro juice if you are new to juicing. It has the 80% vegetable and 20% fruit ratio and only contains six ingredients so it's easy to make and most of these ingredients are easy to find all the time.
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Vegetarian diet could be used to lower blood pressure

Vegetarian diet could be used to lower blood pressure | R4W HEALTHY EATING (VEGAN & VEGETARIAN) | Scoop.it
A meta-analysis of existing studies looking at blood pressure and vegetarianism has found that vegetarians seem to have lower blood pressure.
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Improved Test Scores for Vegetarian School in Queens - Ecorazzi

Improved Test Scores for Vegetarian School in Queens - Ecorazzi | R4W HEALTHY EATING (VEGAN & VEGETARIAN) | Scoop.it
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Improved Test Scores for Vegetarian School in Queens
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Not only are the kids liking the food, but school officials are also reporting longer attention spans and better test scores since the school went vegetarian.
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Vegetarian is theway to go! Great Stuff! Get more like this at http://on.fb.me/16FKXNW

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The Vegan Group Daily

The Vegan Group Daily | R4W HEALTHY EATING (VEGAN & VEGETARIAN) | Scoop.it
The Vegan Group Daily, by Vegan Group: updated automatically with a curated selection of articles, blog posts, videos and photos. (The Vegan Group Daily is out!
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Dangers and Side Effects of High Fructose Corn Syrup |180 Degree Health

Not only are there numerous dangers of high-fructose corn syrup, there's actually dangers of high-fructose corn syrup commercials - I laughed so hard when I saw those I nearly fell out of my chair and bonked my head.
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