From a medical point of view, seizing stress is a misconception. However, experts do not deny that food can actually help a person cope with anxiety. However, seizing stress will backfire as it disrupts eating behavior. “Even if you eat healthy food, it's still bad. The very fact of seizing stimulates food intake. Even if today you seize stress with healthy food, tomorrow you may not have it at hand, and you will go for a hamburger or something like that,”said Zukhra Pavlova, Ph.D., endocrinologist, speaking to Sputnik radio … As an effective way to deal with stress, the expert advises using drinks rather than food. Namely - the most ordinary water. As Pavlova explained, drinking stress, a person breaks the logical chain when in a stressful situation the stress hormone cortisol is produced. In addition, exercise is a natural defense against stress. To prove her words, the doctor gave an example when a person starts to walk if he is nervous. “This is such a defensive reaction, but it can be stimulated deliberately. If you do something physically, then stress is reduced. Therefore, a person is safer than eating stress,”Pavlova noted. By the way, stress is one of the main causes of insomnia. The doctor-somnologist told what should not be done in bed (otherwise, bad sleep is guaranteed). Photo: Depositphotos Important to know: How to teach a child to help others. 7 main tips "My 100 rubles will not help anyone." Myths and truths about charity Signs of foundations that you can give money to without fear Scale for good: how big business helps people Teach parenting in 1 minute? Easily! Subscribe to * Letidor on TikTok!