High Selective Syndrome
French fries, nachos, salted nuts, worms, olives, pickles, etc.. Most people who start a bag of these snacks may not stop, and most are formulated with ingredients that produce little satisfaction and quench. Some even mask sugars in the salt layer, so they are addictive and the sweet combined with salt, a dangerous mix. Our brain has a natural addiction to salt, produced by the days when salt was a luxury and was bought at the price of gold. In the center that regulates hydration produces the craving for salt, which is that this ingredient helps maintain water levels (hence the desert tribes to take salt to dry) so we have a natural instinct to take salty foods when we have a chance.
In the corridors, the craving for salty foods can be taken as signs of dehydration, so if this is your problem, increases the amount of water you drink every day, adapting to your workout, temperature and humidity. And if you still need salt, avoid snacks that you can not control the amount and living natural foods with herbs or salt iodized sea salt for flavor. Read the rest of this entry »
Some people eat selectively one type of food. When the power is reduced to 5 or 10 repetitive food, we talk about the syndrome of the Selective High which is a serious disease such as anorexia or bulimia and that required medical treatment.
Sweet addiction or simple carbohydrates
Foods rich in carbohydrates are the temptation of many people. As healthy foods such as bread, potatoes, pasta, and some not so healthy as pizza, candy, sweets, biscuits, pastries, causing havoc. The main characteristic of these foods is their ability to raise blood sugar levels quickly, causing an energizing effect immediately. The problem is that sugar overload forces the body to release a large amount of insulin, the hormone responsible for controlling blood sugar levels, causing the sugar or glucose to enter cells rapidly and disappear as fast as it rose.
This decline in glucose causes more anxiety for the sweet, becoming a cycle that eating sweets is endless. Recent studies have also found that these foods alter brain chemistry, which increase levels of the neurotransmitter dopamine, and the cephalin and endorphins, which are produced naturally in the brain and act as opium and its derivatives, morphine and heroin. These substances are related to the sensation of pleasure and addiction to drugs or sex. Read the rest of this entry »