: an obsession with eating foods that one considers healthy.
• (also orthorexia nervosa |nərˈvōsə|) a medical condition in which the sufferer systematically avoids specific foods in the belief that they are harmful.
orthorexic adjective & noun
ORIGIN 1990s: from ortho- + Greek orexia, ‘appetite,’ after anorexia.
Do you become obssessed with reading labels at the grocery store? Do you often leave thestore empyty handed Are you obsessed It’s easy to become obsessed with what you eat. As they say, “you are what you eat” and if you start to think seriously about what you are eating, you can quickly become quite appalled by all the additives and questionable ingredients in your food.
What causes orthorexia?