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How stress can impact a healthy diet


How stress can impact a healthy diet
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After they get home fro school and before they stat their homework, Joanne Drew says it's common for her kids to crave certain comfort foods. After all, days can be long and stressful, even at their age.Joanne Drew says, "When you're stressed, you feel so out of control that you try to be in control, and to be in control, you eat."In an effort to keep her family fit, Joanne looks for healthier ingredients in food whenever she can. But a new study suggests in stressful situations, that may not be as helpful as you might think.Dr. Janice Kiecolt-Glaser says, "What this tells us that stress really does interact with the type of food you're eating."Dr. Janice Kiecolt-Glaser led the study at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. To see how stress impacts diet, researchers fed 58 women two different meals.

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