Did you know that you can fight stress with food?
Certain foods and drinks aid to bump up our happy hormones termed 'serotonin' and lower the stress hormones 'cortisol and adrenaline'.
By adding them to our meals we may be able to alter the outcome.
Here are some quick mocktails that will help you manage your stress better.
Spinach and strawberries are both rich in magnesium and anti-oxidants.
Yogurt has pro biotic which helps in altering your brain function.
Oranges are rich in vitamin c which help to lower cortisol and blood pressure while banana is rich in potassium and have natural mood enhancers called Tryptophan.
Apple is rich in iron and cinnamon has medicinal value and lowers blood sugar level.
This drink can be prepared hot by brewing the mint leaves, green tea honey together by standing them in hot water for two to three minutes.
Green tea is rich in polyphenols and helps reducing stress drastically while peppermint has carminative properties and helps ease digestion.
Apple cider vinegar detoxes the body. It helps with insulin sensitivity.
Ginger helps in digestion and adds to the efficacy while lemon adds to the vitamin C element.
Honey releases serotonin adding to the bliss.
The author Sudha Thakur is a health expert specialising in anxiety and stress management.
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