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Chronic Stress Causes Craving Comfort Food

A recent study investigates the relationship between chronic stress and the brain’s craving for comfort food. It highlights that stress triggers the release of a hormone called cortisol, which stimulates the brain’s reward center and leads to cravings for high-calorie, sugary, and fatty foods. Chronic stress can disrupt the normal regulation of this reward system, resulting in excessive consumption of comfort foods and contributing to weight gain and obesity. The research suggests that stress also affects the brain regions involved in decision-making and self-control, further exacerbating unhealthy eating habits. Understanding these mechanisms could aid in developing strategies to manage stress-related overeating and improve overall health. 


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Taylor Marks
Taylor Marks is a certified holistic health coach and professionally trained chef from The Institute of Culinary Education. Her passions include the latest research in health science, culinary arts, holistic wellness, and guiding others towards feeling their best.