How the Mediterranean diet can prevent stress

Carol A. Shively, Ph.D., professor of pathology and comparative medicine at Wake Forest School of Medicine and principal investigator of the study recognises that it is very difficult to control stress.

To eliminate stress, you normally have to identify the cause and work to eliminate it.

Where this is not possible, it can be very difficult to control the horrible symptoms such as a faster heartbeat, sweating, anxiety, and fear.

The researchers wanted to find out if changing your diet can beat stress.

Shivley said: “Unfortunately, Americans consume a diet rich in animal protein and saturated fat, salt and sugar, so we wanted to find out if that diet worsened the body’s response to stress compared to a Mediterranean diet, in which much of the protein and fat come from plant sources.”


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