Have you ever met someone who feels the need to program all his meals? Someone who looks so manic for natural, organic and not contaminated with artificial substances foods? Someone who sees food as a means to “purify” and nurture so “right” his body, even threatening to isolate himself from friends and family?
All these symptoms together may be a warning sign in orthorexia development.
A serious risk for those orthorexic and select so manic food, is to go up against grave nutritional deficiencies such as anaemia, deficiency of calcium or important vitamins, caused by the gradual exclusion of foods of all types from the diet.
WHO-World Health Organization- Department of Nutrition for Health and Development (NHD) (http://www.who.int/topics/nutrition/en/)