Many of you may be surprised to learn that eating and drinking certain things can actually reduce your stress… well it can ! Let’s get right into it and learn about what foods and drinks can calm you down :
1.) Chamomile tea
There is a certain compound in chamomile called Matricaria Recutita that adheres to the same receptors in your brain as anti-anxiety medications. Chamomile is a natural sedative and can be enjoyed anytime. This can also be beneficial to drink before bedtime if you have a hard time falling asleep.
2.) Green tea
Green tea has an amino acid called L-theanine that helps reduce your heart rate, blood pressure and anxiety. It also increases your metabolism!
Eating a banana has the same effect as a drug class called beta-adrenergic blockers; these are typically prescribed to reduce anxiety and to lower blood pressure. Just made sure to chow down one to two bananas and you will feel more calm in about a half hour.
Wild caught salmon, mussels and anchovies are excellent sources of omega-3 fatty acids. The best kind of sea food is wild caught ; avoid farm raised. If you aren’t into fish, try an omega 3 supplement. Our favorite is by Nordic Naturals. They test their batches for mercury levels and their fish is not genetically modified.
This can reduce cortisol and stress hormones , lower your BP and help improve your circulation. When looking for a dark chocolate, look for one with a high cacao percentage .
This is just a few of the many foods and teas that you can eat to reduce your stress. We are coming out soon with a much more comprehensive stress busting protocol that will feature many more things to keep yourself happy and well! Subscribe to our weekly newsletter to get notified when we release it.