Wednesday, September 10, 2008
10 Best Stress Busters - 3
Eat Fewer Cookies, Sip More Tea
Refined carbs (like white rice and baked goods) can jack up your cortisol levels. While increasing your intake of omega-3 fatty acids (through fatty fish, flaxseed, fortified foods, or supplements) may help keep this stress hormone in check. Vitamin B5 helps nourish your adrenals (glands that release cortisol and adrenaline), so get your recommended 5 mg daily -- eat eggs, whole-grain cereals, and broccoli, or take a B-complex supplement. Cutting back on caffeine can also help since constantly stimulating yourself can drain your system. If you're a coffee drinker, opt for green or black tea; these are healthier choices overall.
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