Are you eat­ing healthy and still suf­fer­ing from de­fi­cien­cies?

HT City - - Lifestyle -

Nowa­days, peo­ple are be­com­ing ob­ses­sive about los­ing weight and switch­ing to healthy eat­ing. But most peo­ple don’t know what they are eat­ing can be­come a com­mon prob­lem too. For in­stance, a study has found that the ob­ses­sion with eat­ing veg­e­tar­ian food may be en­dan­ger­ing lives.

Nutri­tion­ist Patrick De­noux be­lieves that a purely veg­e­tar­ian diet can at times lead to B12 de­fi­ciency which can cause var­i­ous health prob­lems. B12 isn’t pro­duce by the body and most peo­ple get the re­quired nu­tri­ent from animal prod­ucts like eggs, dairy prod­ucts, meat or fish. How­ever, veg­e­tar­ian al­ter­na­tives such as yo­ghurt, cheese and soy milk can be con­sumed. If un­treated, a vi­ta­min B12 de­fi­ciency can lead to vi­sion loss, weak­ness and heart pal­pi­ta­tion. Ear­lier stud­ies sug­gested that chil­dren who lacked this vi­ta­min per­form poorly in cog­ni­tive tests. The other is­sue with healthy eat­ing is that it could be lead­ing to or­thorexia ner­vosa — ex­ces­sive pre­oc­cu­pa­tion with eat­ing healthy food. Some­one suf­fer­ing from this is chained by a range of rules that they im­pose on them­selves. Ex­perts say suf­fer­ers cab be treated with cog­ni­tive be­havioural ther­apy that may in­volve learn­ing how to deal with sit­u­a­tions.

PHOTO: SHUTTERSTOCK

Do not jump into the band­wagon of eat­ing healthy un­nec­es­sar­ily

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from India

© PressReader. All rights reserved.