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People Confess Which Foods They Hate Based On Texture Alone
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Medical research has found a number of neuro-atypical disorders—including autism and ADHD—manifest in early childhood development with food aversions frequently based on texture, not taste.

There is also an eating disorder called ARFID—avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder that can often relate to food textures or "mouth feel." ARFID is categorized as an eating disorder because the avoidance/restrictions rise to the level of impacting the person's health.

While not everyone who avoids certain foods because of texture has a neurological or eating disorder, doctors are finding "picky eaters" can often indicate other underlying conditions.

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