Weekend Warriors: Superfoods for Stress Relief

(TheActiveTimes.com) – Healthy foods that help you relax!

Food 402Believe it or not, stress can actually have an appetite-suppressing affect.

According to Harvard Health, short-term stress typically leads to the release of certain hormones that turn hunger cues off. Plus, when experiencing acute stress, the adrenal glands are told to pump out epinephrine (or adrenaline), which initiates the “flight or fight” response and also temporarily subdues the desire to eat.

But on the other hand, long-term stress can have the opposite effect. Chronic stress may cause a continuous spike in levels of cortisol, a hormone that increases appetite and possibly cravings for sugary and fatty foods. (read more)

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