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Is compulsive eating before a period normal?

Compulsive eating is common in the days leading up to a period. Several tips and strategies can help a person curb these cravings. Compulsive eating, or binge eating, is an overwhelming urge to eat more food than necessary. It may involve snacking when not hungry or eating in secret. Some ... Read More »

Why leaf-eating Asian monkeys do not have a sweet tooth

Asian colobine monkeys are unable to taste natural sugars, and in fact have a generally poor sense of taste. This is according to research led by Emiko Nishi of the Primate Research Institute of Kyoto University in Japan. Nishi and her colleagues found that the receptors on the tongues of ... Read More »

Decoded: Why we can’t stop eating junk food

Both fatty and carbohydrate-rich foods activate the reward system in the brain, albeit via different signalling pathways. When carbohydrates and fats come together in the food, this effect is intensified. In nature, there are no foods that contain a high proportion of fats and carbohydrates: Either they are rich in ... Read More »

Workplace foods may lead to unhealthy eating!

The results of the study of 5,222 employees across the US suggest that workplaces can play an important role to help ensure access to and promote healthier food options. the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said, “Our results suggest that the foods people get from work do not ... Read More »