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Overseas Health insurance News: Eating healthy food 'still possible' in stressful situations

Expatriate healthcare insurance policyholders who are under stress do not have to resort to eating unhealthy food.

Spokeswoman for Slimming World Jenny Caven explained that while it is "all to easy" to eat processed, high-calorie food when in a rush, healthier options are available.

"During times of stress, people are often pushed for time or preoccupied, so it's easy to see why healthy eating can slip down the list of priorities," she remarked.

However, foods such as fruit and fat-free yoghurt can be used as a snack, she observed, adding it is also important to eat "low fat yet filling" meals like pasta and roast dinners.

Ms Caven urged individuals to "plan ahead" and prepare healthy snacks for busy times, which will help them resist the temptation to consume fatty products.

She was commenting after research from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas revealed a link between so-called hunger hormone ghrelin and individuals who are frequently in stressful situations.

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