5 Drinks That Reduce Stress (Slideshow)
November 14, 2013
Relieving stress can be as simple as drinking more water. Our body needs water to function at its best, so dehydration can lead to stress.
Drinking a glass of milk before bed or any time of the day is a great way to reduce stress. Milk contains the protein lactium, which helps relax the body by lowering blood pressure, and potassium, which helps relax muscles.
Have a cup of tea to help relax. While all teas can be relaxing, certain herbs are scientifically proven as the best for relieving stress. Some of the best to drink in your tea are valerian, passion flower, and St. John's wort.
Juices high in vitamin C, including orange juice, grapefruit juice, and strawberry juice, help reduce stress levels by lowering levels of the body’s stress hormones such as cortisol.
While alcohol is generally known as a stress-reliever, its effects vary depending on how an individual’s body reacts to it. While it can relieve stress in some, in others, it can cause stress, so use this method with caution.