How Stress Impacts Taste

How Stress Impacts Taste Do you crave foods that tilt the balance of flavor toward the sweets and umami (savory) sensations? A study published in the journal Neuroscience Letters suggests that might be because stress hormones activate glucocorticoid receptors that are sensitive to sweet and fatty taste sensations. Using a mouse model, they found that the metabolism of sugars and other nutrients might also be impacted.

True Strength Moment: Fortunately, these metabolic changes simply influence taste. They don't control your actions. If you're feeling stressed out, exercise is a great way to relieve some of the tension. Willpower will take you the rest of the way.
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