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20 February 2012

Eat stress away with these foods

When you get stressed, your body gives off cortisol. This can create intense food cravings, especially for fuels of stress response, like fats and carbohydrates.

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When you get stressed, your body gives off cortisol. This can create intense food cravings, especially for fuels of stress response, like fats and carbohydrates. Counteract this response by following the right diet.

Take action: Eat regular and small healthy meals and keep fruit and veggies handy. Herbal teas will also soothe your frazzled nerves. Eating unrefined carbohydrates, nuts and bananas boosts the formation of serotonin, a "feel-good" drug. Small amounts of protein containing the amino acid tryptamine can give you a boost when stress tires you out.

 
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