Home > Mental health > Stress > Stress and your diet Stress and your diet All sections in Mental Health » Alcohol » Brain » Disorders » Drugs » Living with Mental Illness » Mental Health in SA » Stress » Treatment » Mental Health News Beat stress with your diet If stress is getting the better of you, have a look at your diet. Healthy food choices are guaranteed to improve your health and mood, as well as your coping mechanisms. Ask CyberShrink » Blog Bipolar journey » Talk Heart to heart forum » Quiz Are you a hypochondriac? » 13 hidden signs of stress Regenerative medicine: replacing brain cells lost from stroke Stress – can it make you fat? The link between stress and weight gain is receiving a great deal of media attention these days and you might be wondering whether all this hype is actually based on fact. De-stress your diet Tackling the issue of stress in your life, requires a holistic approach. All aspects of your life should be changed to facilitate stress management. Your diet is a crucial area. Beating stress eating Many people turn to comfort foods when they are under stress. This can make the kilo’s pile on, adding to the stress you are already under. “ Latest comment on Health24 Lana Cilliers says... Alfons..... youre a sexist pig How drinking devastates the Western Cape ” Stress and obesity If you've picked up weight after a stressful period, it could be because of the stress hormones that are secreted. load more articles advertisement Live healthier Hypertension » Salt may be bad for more than blood pressure Regularly salting foods heightens death risk How potassium fights high blood pressure Are you eating too much salt? Did you know that high blood pressure affects as many as 25% of adult South Africans? Do you have a sweet tooth? » What’s SA’s most sugary drink? Craving sugar? Blame your brain WHO says we're eating too much sugar 10 foods with hidden sugar Even if you don't have a sweet tooth, you might still be eating far more sugar than you think.