Beware! Disordered Eating Can Cause These Health Issues

By Staff

Yummy foods can be tempting and you might as well end up eating more. Well, there are certain people who have disordered eating. Also it has been quite evident that the problem persists more among young adults. Hence, one needs to be very careful as this can cause serious health issues.

A new study has found that disordered eating can have a long-term negative effect on health. Excess weight gain and low psychological well-being are the two common side-effects of disordered eating.

The study was carried by researchers from the University of Helsinki in Finland.

So what exactly is disordered eating? It is basically an abnormal eating behaviors which could manifest itself as chronic restrained eating, compulsive eating, binge eating (eating without any control), irregular, chaotic eating patterns or it could also be ignoring physical feelings of hunger and satiety.

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For the study, the researchers had taken into consideration 4,900 young Finnish men and women. The participants were provided a set of questionnaires on their eating behavior, weight, health and psychological well-being at age 24 and then again, ten years later at age 34.

During the course of the study, researchers found that disordered eating at age 24 was linked with higher body weight, larger waist circumference, and lower psychological well-being in both sexes. Not just this, researchers also found a lower self-evaluation of general health in men ten years later.

The result or the research was recently published in the journal European Eating Disorders Review.

Meanwhile, also take a look at these healthy foods that will help in maintaining your weight.


1. Whole Grains:

Rich in fibre content, adding whole grain foods help in keeping one full for a long time. Buckwheat, brown rice and whole oats are a few of the whole grain foods that help one to maintain weight.


2. Green Leafy Vegetables:

Green vegetables, especially the leafy ones are rich in fibre, all the essential vitamins and minerals. Adding green vegetables in your diet on a regular basis helps in keeping you full for a long time and at the same time are healthy. These green vegetables are best when you eat half boiled or raw in the form of salads.


3. Fruits:

Rich in fibre and all the essential vitamins and minerals, low in calories and fat, fruits are a must have for maintaining your body weight. Fruits like watermelon, guava, apple and grapefruits helps boost your metabolism and aids in weight loss.


4. Include Nuts:

Nuts are rich in omega-3 fatty acids or what is known as the good fats. In addition to this, nuts are also rich in fibre content and helps in keeping one full for a long time. Almonds and walnuts are among the best known nuts that helps one to maintain the body weight.


5. Dairy Products:

Dairy products are rich in calcium and it has been found that foods rich in calcium helps in the breakdown of body fat thus helping one to lose weight. However it is always better to include low-fat dairy products.

(With Agency Inputs)

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