Mar 5, 2014

Drinks That Help Relieve Stress

The goodness of milk lies in the very word. To begin with, the calcium and magnesium in milk help lower blood pressure. Milk also contains tryptophan, an amino acid that gets converted into serotonin, which in turns improve your mood and keeps you calm. A glassful before bed is bliss.

Black tea
Choose this over your regular ‘doodhwali chai’, anyday. Studies show that drinking black tea for six weeks can help lower your post-stress cortisol levels. For better results, choose decaf.

This is a no-brainer! Water releases endorphins that improve your mood and sense of well-being. Chug as much as possible throughout the day for a goodnight’s sleep.

Cherry juice
Cherry juice helps you stay calm and manage stress. An ounce of cherry juice twice a day can actually help improve the quality as well as duration of your sleep.

Green Tea
Other than helping your weight-loss process, this magic potion also contains a compound called theanine that helps reduce anxiety

Fresh vegetable juice
No they don’t taste as bad as you think they might! Greens such as spinach, celery, and kale pack in the calcium and magnesium that helps reduce blood pressure. Also, they are a powerhouse of vitamin C that helps control your body’s response to stress.

This one is a medicinal herb, which is often found in tea blends. Known to reduce nervousness, anxiety, and insomnia, valerian is your perfect bedtime drink.

Chamomile Tea
When it comes to relaxing your nerves, nothing is better than tea. Chamomile has glycine, another amino acid that has relaxing qualities.