|"Stress doesn't just trigger the munchies -- it can change how food tastes!" Neuroscience Letters|
A new study has found that some of the receptors for stress hormones are on the taste buds. So when you are feeling stressed, a cookie will not taste as sweet and you will crave more of them. Stress has the most amazing and damaging effects on the body. I have observed over the years how many times a person will succumb to an autoimmune disease after a very stressful event in their lives. It is so important for us to handle stress, and we can do that by eating nutritious foods, exercising daily at least 30 minutes, meditation or yoga or prayer regularly, and monitoring our thoughts so that we are thinking positive thoughts instead of negative ones.