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2. Avoidance of Numerous Foods

When a person who used to eat a healthy balanced diet starts to become excessively particular about what they will eat and avoids food groups they would have enjoyed before, this can be a sign of orthorexia. A person with orthorexia will become obsessed with "pure" foods and will often cut out a large group of previously consumed foods that contain things such as artificial colors, arterial preservatives, animal or dairy products, pesticides, genetic modification, sugar, salt, fat, and any other ingredients they believe are unhealthy.

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