Both teen boys and teen girls can have an eating disorder. One type of eating disorder is taking extreme measures to lose weight. Boys can suffer from these eating disorders, but they are more common in girls. These eating disorders include anorexia (which is extreme calorie restriction) and bulimia (which is excessive eating following by intentional purging, either by throwing up or using laxatives). Boys with eating disorders are more likely to be working to increase their weight, particularly their muscle mass. As a result, their eating disorders may include using steroids or food supplements, or greatly raising their caloric intake. One of the critical signs of a potential eating disorder isn’t necessarily eating behavior. All eating disorders start with excessive concern over body image and what one’s body looks like. If a teen is obsessed with his weight or his size, or if he is constantly comparing himself negatively to his peers or to media images, such a focus can … [Read more...] about What are signs of teen eating disorders?
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Teenage girls and college-age women — and increasingly teenage boys and young men — are especially prone to developing eating disorders, mental illnesses characterized by a dangerous obsession with losing weight or staying thin. Teens with eating disorders may starve themselves (anorexia nervosa), or they may binge on food and then throw up or take laxatives to purge themselves of the excess (bulimia). How can you tell if a diet has progressed to something dangerous? Anorexia Nervosa Anorexics starve themselves because of an irrational fear of becoming fat. Teens with anorexia nervosa starve themselves, are obsessed with food and may indulge in compulsive exercising. These behaviors and emotional symptoms suggest anorexia nervosa: Loss of a significant amount of weight.Continuing to diet and "feeling fat" even after reaching a goal weight, or becoming visibly thin.Irrational fear of gaining weight.Obsession with food, calories, fat content and nutrition.Weighing oneself … [Read more...] about How to Tell If You or a Friend May Have an Eating Disorder
Don't throw out that watermelon rind! You can actually pickle it for a delicious, sweet-yet-savory treat. stock_colors/Getty Images It may seem like common sense — you cut the leafy tops off carrots and the stems off broccoli before using them. Those parts seems tough and inedible. But is anything really wrong with them? Worldwide, one in nine people (that's 795 million) doesn't have access to enough food, yet one-third of all food produced is wasted or lost every year, equating to about 1.43 billion tons (1.3 billion metric tons) of otherwise edible goodness. One way to make a dent in this daunting waste statistic is to use more or all parts of fruits and vegetables, rather than tossing them in the trash. Let's revisit some of the most discarded parts of well-loved fruits and vegetables to see how we can reclaim them. Broccoli Stems and Leaves Broccoli florets get most of the love, while the stalks and leaves are cast by the wayside. "We often focus on the florets, which is … [Read more...] about Melon Rinds, Carrot Tops and Other Produce ‘Waste’ You’ll Enjoy Eating
There are several different types of people who are attracted to eating super-hot peppers. mikroman6/Getty Images You may have seen one of these crazed contests on YouTube or at a fair where people "compete" to eat as many hot peppers as possible. For instance, in May 2017, a competitive eater who goes by the name LA Beast set a Guinness World Record for eating the most ghost peppers in two minutes — 13. Ghost peppers, for those of you that don't know, are some of the hottest in the world and rate 1 million per pepper on the Scoville heat scale (a scientific measure of how hot a pepper is). To put things in perspective, that's at least 100 times hotter than a jalapeño, which ranks anywhere between about 2,500 and 10,000 Scoville units. But ghost peppers aren't even the hottest. That honor used to belong to the Carolina Reaper, which earned its title as the hottest pepper in the world — beating out a pepper called the Trinidad Scorpion — in 2013. Carolina … [Read more...] about Who’s Eating These Hot-as-Hellfire Peppers?
Surprisingly, the 2018 Honey Smacks recall wasn't the first outbreak of salmonella in cereal. Carol Yepes/Moment/Getty Images The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) stepped up its warning in July about Kellogg's Honey Smacks cereal, even after Kellogg's recalled the cereal in June. A salmonella outbreak that had infected 100 people in 33 states (at the time of publication), prompted the CDC to boldly say, "do not eat any Kellogg's Honey Smacks cereal. ... Even if some of the cereal has been eaten and no one got sick, throw the rest of it away or return it for a refund." The recall had us wondering how salmonella got into cereal. Isn't it mostly found in eggs and chickens? Salmonella is a type of bacteria — and there are many strains — that usually live in animal intestines. It's one of the more common causes of foodborne illnesses, usually associated with animal foods, such as meat and dairy products, but it can find its way into dry food like cereal, too. … [Read more...] about How Salmonella Can Wind Up in Your Breakfast Cereal