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Could this love of mangoes be a food addiction? What are the criteria?

Could this love of mangoes be a food addiction?  What are the criteria?

Food addiction: 1) does eating mangoes lead to unmanageability? 2) have you lost control over eating mangoes? If the answers to both are yes, you may have a food addiction. Otherwise, you may just enjoy mangoes. ...Read more

Dr. Vasu Brown
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Addiction (Definition)

Addiction is a primary, chronic disease of brain reward, motivation, memory, and related circuitry. Dysfunction in these circuits leads to characteristic biological, psychological, social and spiritual manifestations. This is reflected in an individual pathologically pursuing reward and/or relief by substance use and other behaviors. A person affected by addiction will be unable to consistently Abstain from use, will have Impaired Behavioral control, will have Craving or increased "hunger" for drugs or rewarding experiences, will have a Dysfunctional Emotional response, and will show diminished recognition of significant problems with their own ...Read more


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Think I am allergic because i had a bad reaction to iodine. What foods have iodine and does the mango have iodine?

Think I am allergic because i had a bad reaction to iodine. What foods have iodine and does the mango have iodine?

Iodine: There is no iodine in food and no cross reaction between an iodine allergy and any food allergy, not even shellfish, so eat what you want and mango is good too. ...Read more

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I went into anaphylactic shock from kiwi and mango at age 18. What are the chances i will outgrow them? Other related foods should I be cautious with

I went into anaphylactic shock from kiwi and mango at age 18. What are the chances i will outgrow them? Other related foods should I be cautious with

See an allergist: This is not something to take a chance on since no one can predict when or if you may lose the allergy. See an allergist to get yourself tested if you must consume these fruits. A blood test call immunocap ige may also be helpful. In the meanwhile, be sure to get an Epinephrine kit in case of accidental exposure. ...Read more

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I believe there are foods causing cough like mango and dried fish. What other foods to avoid that cause it?

I believe there are foods causing cough like mango and dried fish. What other foods to avoid that cause it?

Depends....: Your cough is likely caused by bronchospasm related to food allergy. You should avoid any food which causes these symptoms. You could see an allergist for further testing to determine precisely what causes your allergic symptoms. ...Read more

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Is it weird to get horny when you eat mango?

Is it weird to get horny when you eat mango?

Allergies possible: Some are allergic- rash, etc- while i know of no documentation anything is possible! ...Read more

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What are the benefits from eating the fruit MANGO?

What are the benefits from eating the fruit MANGO?

Plenty: Eating fruits and plenty of them is beneficial for the health. Diet rich in fruits and vegetables lower the risk of heart disease, stroke, obesity, diabetes, and certain cancers. Mango has plenty of good nutrients for the body, and you can enjoy as many as you like in a given day. ...Read more

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Is garcina gambosia safe at 2100 mg a day? Can it be taken with african mango?

Is garcina gambosia safe  at 2100 mg a day?  Can it be taken with african mango?

Why would you take?: Even though it was mentioned by dr. Oz (who generally isn't very accurate on medical topics), it doesn't seem to decrease weight, fat breakdown, or energy expenditure in overweight people. There is some mixed evidence that garcinia might help people feel full but this needs further study; it's too early to recommend. T can cause nausea, headaches, etc., so can't be recommended at this time. ...Read more

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Is it bad to eat a whole mango for a one off. Also is it bad to suck the mango pit/seed and is it bad to eat a tiny bit of the skin?

Is it bad to eat a whole mango for a one off. Also is it bad to suck the mango pit/seed and is it bad to eat a tiny bit of the skin?

No. No. No.: People eat one mango at a time, the entire mango. Here in California, we buy them by the box, which is about 18-24 mangoes. Nibbling all the good stuff off the pit is what we do. A few people like a little bit of the skin for flavor; most people just toss the skin. As long as a person is not allergic to mango flesh, skin, or sap, it's fine to eat a mango. ...Read more

Food Addiction (Definition)

Food addiction refers to a behavioral addiction that causes rapid and uncontrolled consumption of food despite a lack of hunger. The food is usually high ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Nutrition (Definition)

Nutrition is the synergistic combination of nutrients found in food and water that allows the human body to perform all essential ...Read more