“As an Eating Disorder Professional, I know that many of my clients that are in treatment for Anorexia, Bulimia, Bulimarexia, Binge Eating Disorder or Obesity are overwhelmed by all the information in the news about our health. In hopes of relieving some of the stress this can inflict on both my patients and readers, I’ve highlighted some of the weekly health news that was of particular interest to all of us at The Norton Center for Eating Disorders and Obesity. From my eating disorder and obesity treatment center in Cincinnati, here is your weekly news update for the week of March 9th-15th.“
High Fructose Corn Syrup Now Labeled as Fructose or HFCS-90
The Corn Refiners Association is now labeling high fructose corn syrup as fructose. Packing on products such as General Mills Vanilla Chex cereal now states the product contains no high fructose corn syrup, while the ingredients list contains the simple word, “fructose.” This fructose is actually a manufactured sugar called HFCS-90, and is made up of 90% pure fructose. High fructose corn syrup, or HFCS, contains 42% or 55 percent fructose. Health issues relating to free fructose include diabetes, leaky gut syndrome, and liver failure. LEARN MORE
Peanut butter is a great, nutritious food, and a staple in many American homes. It is high in calories, because peanuts are high in (healthy) fats. A 2-tablespoon serving of peanut butter has about 190 calories. LEARN MORE
Could Common Food Emulsifiers Be the Cause of Obesity?
Many foods sold in supermarkets today include additives from a family known asemulsifiers. You may have noticed some popular emulsifiers when reading the ingredient list of your favorite foods: soy lecithin, polysorbate 80, and carrageenan to name just a few. LEARN MORE
Genes and Eating Disorders
Living in an eating disorder professional world and a culture that is certifiably nuts about its expectations regarding body size and shape, I push myself to read the latest research and whatever else comes to my “in box,” regarding eating disorders. Staying relevant is the key in so many things… LEARN MORE
Fake Olive Oil: What You Need To Know New
You’d have to live in a cave to not have heard about the health benefits of olive oil. It’s a monounsaturated fat that is a major component of the Mediterranean diet and is believed to be a factor why people in that area of the world are some of the healthiest and long-lived. LEARN MORE
Were there any news articles that you saw this week that really grabbed your attention? Leave a comment with a link. If the article helped you, it will likely help some of my other readers!
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