When you are stressed, the benefits of a healthy diet can be negated by what stress dies to your body. A study was done where women were fed either a high saturated fat meal or a healthy fat meal. The ones who ate the saturated fat had higher levels of inflammation. When the women are the same but stress was introduced, it didn’t matter what was eaten, inflammation levels were increased in both groups. This inflammation can cause cancer, faster aging and heart problems so to stay healthy, eat healthy and try to reduce stress.
- When you’re stressed, you feel so out of control that you try to be in control, and to be in control, you eat.
- Healthier types of fat have no benefit for women who are stressed. Their inflammation markers remain elevated.
- If you want to get the most out of a healthy diet, a key ingredient, experts say, is managing your stress.
“After women ate the meal with saturated fat, blood tests showed their inflammation levels were higher.”