Food shaming and body shaming.
Through food, one can make connections to healthy bodies and beauty, But there’s a deeper internal drive that, most often compels us to shame others for eating in a way that doesn’t align with our own habits or media advertisement. Food has become something commercial, media related and moral. People have totally ignored the healthy nutrients in everything instead they focus on calories they consume and the calories they are being shamed by their online/offline friends. So it goes on like a cycle.
Usually our emotional response towards the sight of food, tells our digestive system what to do, when we look at the food, we create some sort of emotion of love or hate in our brain, which is sent to our digestive system. As I’m about to eat a chocolate pastry, the notion and image of that cake occurs in the higher center of the brain – the cerebral cortex. From there, information is relayed electrochemically to the limbic system. The limbic system regulates emotions and key physiological functions such as hunger, thirst, temperature, sex drive, heart rate, and blood pressure. Within the limbic system we have hypothalamus, which integrates the activities of the mind with the biology of the body. In other words, it takes sensory, emotional and thought input that transduces this information into physiological responses. If the chocolate pastry is my favorite which is actually my favorite and I’ll consume it with a full measure of delight. The hypothalamus will modulate this positive input by sending activation signals via parasympathetic nerve fibers to the salivary glands, esophagus, stomach, intestines, pancreas, liver, and gallbladder. Digestion will be stimulated and I’ll have a fuller metabolic breakdown of the pastry while burning its calories more efficiently.
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https://sugarandyum.com/2019/01/31/relation-with-food/ - 2 hours ago