Summary: Consuming fatty foods during stressful times can hinder the body’s recovery from stress effects. Researchers found that high-fat meals, like butter croissants, consumed before a stressful event, reduced vascular function and brain oxygenation, and negatively affected mood. The study demonstrated a 1.74% decrease in vascular function and a 39% reduction in oxygenated haemoglobin in the brain’s pre-frontal cortex following high-fat consumption during stress. Conversely, low-fat meals showed less impact on stress recovery, and foods rich in polyphenols like fruits […]