The Dr. Carolyn Coker Ross Show: Binge Eating Disorder, Stress Eating, Emotional Eating, Food Addiction
85: How Our Food Has Been Engineered to be Addictive
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"Research has shown that HALF of all the foods Americans eat are ultra-processed “industrial formulations.”
There's been a lot of talk about whether foods can be addictive or not. In truth, there are a group of foods, called “ultra-processed industrial formulations” that have been engineered in the nutrition lab and that contain high amounts of fats, sugar, and salt. These foods can lead to eating behaviors that are addictive. Studies show that 50% of the American diet consists of these ultra-processed food-like substances and that these foods are a cause of increases in weight, diabetes, heart disease, and other medical problems. If you have binge eating, emotional eating, or food addiction, you are more vulnerable to being “hooked” by these industrial formulations. In this podcast, you will learn:
What are the top 5 foods that are considered “industrial formulations?”
How is food changed to make it more addictive?
Is it true that sugar is highly addictive?
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