some soothing beverages.

15 Oct

milk.

  • it contains tryptophan, which as it is metabolized is converted to mood-boosting serotonin. plus, its calcium, magnesium and potassium content may help keep blood pressure down.

hot cocoa.

  • warm drinks raise your body temperature—a feeling we associate with comfort, so it triggers a similar response in our brains.

black tea.

  • drinking black tea four times a day for six weeks lowers the stress hormone cortisol after a stressful event.

green tea.

  • it’s packed with theanine, which increases the brain’s output of relaxation-inducing alpha waves and reduces the output of tension-making beta waves.

cold water.

  • then go for a walk outside. the water gets your blood moving and the air invigorates by stimulating the endorphins that de-stress you.

 

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