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Emotional Hunger

Hunger is the term which is referred to the compelling need or desire to food and it is a feeling experienced by people when they need to eat food.

Hunger becomes a problem or disease when a person eats without knowing he is doing that or eating to overcome his/ her emotional feelings. Hunger can be classified into two different types such as physical hunger and emotional hunger.

Physical Hunger

The physical hunger is the common and gradual hunger and it involves a slow and steady development of clues which informs the person to eat. First a person feels the emptiness of the stomach and then a rumbling of stomach later which gives the clue that it is the time to take the food.

Emotional Hunger

The Emotional hunger occurs suddenly and people like to eat food during emotions like stress, sad, angry, anxiety, depression, and more.  There are some symptoms of emotional eating to identify whether a person is an emotional eater or not, and the symptoms are as follows:

Emotional Eating

Emotional eating is the term which is used when people use to eat food to deal with their emotions rather to satisfy the hunger. The health experts states that around 75% of overeating is caused only due to emotional eating.

Most of the people feel that food will offer comfort and they often use to take food to cope up with their emotional feelings.

The biggest truth about emotional eating is that people turn to food during their negative feelings such as stress, sad, anxious and even when they feel bored.

Sometimes emotional eating occurs during positive feelings like romance, feast, or any type of personal and official celebration. The daily stresses of a person may cause emotional eating to seek comfort in food as they use to do from their childhood.

There are some facts which help to find whether the person is emotional eater or not and the facts are as follows

  • If the person eats without realizing even he is doing it.
  • If the person feels guilty or ashamed after eating

Health Benefits of Pomegranate

Pomegranate is one of the native fruits form Iran to the Himalayas of northern India that is cultivated over the wide range of climatic conditions, and the fruits of this neat rounded shrub or the small tree, has a tough leathery rind skin, which is typically yellow to bright red or deep pink to rich red.

The interior of the fruit in separated by some white spongy tissue and is divided into compartments by these bitter tissue, that are sweetly sacs covering the seeds embedded into these tissues and are filled with sweet acid, juicy, red, whitish or pink pulp. The seeds could be hard and softer depending on the variety of the fruit.

Talking of the health benefits of pomegranate, the wonder fruit, that has a place in the Holy Book in one of the prominent religions, The Bible for Christianity, is an area of many researchers for finding active ingredients that might be used to treat ailments and increase the pomegranate health benefits.

Disease Fighting Antioxidants

One of the major pomegranate health benefits is the presence of antioxidants that are thrice more than that of green tea and red wine. This makes them stand ahead in front of these drinks and is also much cheaper and is easily available for layman to experience one of most important health benefits of pomegranate. This is because antioxidants are effective in fighting against free radicals and are quite unstable and are high oxidative capable of damaging DNA, that is responsible for aging process and cancer initiation.

Male Eating Disorders

If you are thinking of eating disorders, the first candidate to come to your mind is the female candidate. Hardly people will think of men having eating disorder, as this is conventionally believed that women tend to slim down and diet intensively or they are more prone to become comfort eaters under distressing situations.

However, this is not the case, as with changing trends and increasing awareness in health consciousness with modernization and lifestyle changes, men also seemed to develop eating disorders.

Male Anorexia Nervosa

Anorexia nervosa in males has been one of the most neglected syndromes, and most of the men are ashamed to accept this. In addition, research has shown that eating disorder in men has been quite common in adolescent men than in much elderly men.

Most of the reasons and symptoms in men with eating disorder and bulimia nervosa are similar; expect that in women, eating disorder affect mensus, while in men he will find that there is a decrease in sexual interest and drive to have sex.

Complications of Eating Disorders

There are many men and women in this world all suffering from effects of eating disorders that goes unnoticed or is created because of stigma for losing weight.

For those with anorexia that can be slightly overweight this will result in another kind of eating disorder of eating in excess, which also goes unnoticed, as your loved ones will never want to hurt you by saying that you are eating in excess.

The patients will vary from the amount of suffering that they will undergo, and the danger that they are going to face will not visible in the outward appearance or the emotional conflicts going inside, all in combination contributing to the complications of eating disorders.

Dangers Associated With Eating Disorders

  • Malnutrition results as an effect of eating disorders, which will involve reduced eating or over eating. This is represented as deficiency in nutrition, energy, protein and micronutrients, for example, vitamin A, iodine and iron in isolation or in combination. This can lead to other complications in the body like respiratory infections, blindness, kidney failure, heart attack and death.

Eating Disorder Symptoms

Eating disorder symptoms will include a number of symptoms and warning signs that will affect health.

Listed out below are some of the common side effects of anorexia, bulimia and binge eating, which might help to reveal health problems because of eating disorder symptoms. This will include the following categories of symptoms to differentiate the types of eating disorder symptoms and warning signs.

Eating Disorder Warning Signs

Eating Disorder Warning Signs will include a compulsory interest in maintains the health and adopting for healthy food and nutrition with an observed sudden interest in reading food labels to check the fat and calories.

Individuals will tend to choose fat based food and will become increasingly choosy on the food to eat and begin a diet regime for losing weight or to get healthier. Some people also unexpectedly try to turn to become a vegetarian, will refuse to go for desserts, skip meals like breakfast, avoid from telling the truth on how they have avoided from taking food and give false information on the food consumed. Other eating disorder symptoms will include worrying much about weight gain and loss or body appearance; drink too much water and liquid with subsequent lack of concentration.