Everyday health tips: If you don't eat your greens you could have Arfid

Not eating vegetables may be a sign of avoidant/­restrictive food intake disorder

BRUSSELS sprouts aside, if you're not eating your greens throughout the year, you may have avoidant/­restrictive food intake disorder (Arfid). A study reported in the journal Nutrients showed those with Arfid had no fruit or veg in their top five most commonly eaten foods. In a comparison group, fruit and veg formed three of the five. The ARFID group also had higher intakes of added sugar and carbohydrates.

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