Dr. Oz Talks About The Stress Hormone “Cortisol” and Foods To Lower Your Levels Naturally
Feeling irritable and stressed out? It could be that your cortisol levels (aka… stress hormone) is higher than it should be. Today (Oct. 8) Dr. Oz talked about foods that can help to lower your cortisol levels naturally. During this segment Dr. Oz talked about foods that are high in zinc, omega 3′s and vitamin c as a great way to lower your cortisol and and stress in a natural way. Also be sure to check out the prior segment when Dr. Oz talks about thyroid disease symptoms and foods that will help to support your thyroid gland.
Foods To Fight Stress and Lower Your Cortisol Levels
We all feel stress during our day to day lives and at times it can become overbearing. Some people deal with stress by overeating and this inevitably leads to weight gain which leads to even more stress! So, how can you reduce your stress and break the cycle in a healthy and natural way? Dr. Oz said that you can add cortisol lowering foods to your diet to reduce your stress. Not only will reduce your stress but lowering your cholesterol levels can help you to boost your metabolism and decrease your belly fat!
Breakfast Stress Buster – Whole Grain Cereal
Start off your day by eating a 1/2 cup of whole grain cereal. This will help to reduce your cortisol levels so you will start off your day less stressed out and ready to seize the day.
Foods High In Omega 3′s Lower Cortisol
For lunch try adding foods high in Omega 3′s like beans, wild rice, or canned salmon
Eat Foods High In Vitamin C For That Afternoon Slump
Vitamin C can help to keep your cortisol levels on track and avoid that “after lunch fatigue”. While oranges are a great source of Vitamin C, Dr. Oz said that kiwi is an even better option! He suggested high vitamin c foods like kiwi or papaya for that afternoon boost that will suppress your cortisol and keep your stress under control.Zinc Helps To Reduce StressEating foods that are high in zinc like lean ground beef or dark chicken can help keep your stress levels under control throughout the evening hours.
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