Trying to manage stress on a daily basis can often feel like a full time job in itself. In addition to the actual stress, there are loud advertisements and popular trends that you must do now in order to have a long, healthy life while losing weight and gaining friends. Many products promise quick and fail-proof results but rarely deliver, leaving you disappointed and your pocketbook lighter. However, there is something to be said about some tried and true items that can actually help provide relief from the pressures of stress. Here are a few natural and healthy items we recommend:
- Green Tea – Green tea leaves are not fermented, which means they retain a maximum amount of antioxidants and polyphenols: the substances that give green tea its many benefits for your health. It has been shown that the polyphenols and flavonoids found in green tea help boost your immune system, making your health stronger in fighting against infections. Another benefit of sipping this tasty beverage is L-Theanine, an amino acid that can help with stress and anxiety.
- Raw and unfiltered honey – The praises of this liquid gold could be hailed forever, but for the sake of this blog we will abbreviate. Recent research has shown that bees make a protein that they add to the honey, called defensin-1, which gives honey an antibiotic property. This is wonderful for soothing cuts, scrapes, burns, and even blemishes! Adding a bit of honey to a warm glass of milk, tea, or water right before bedtime can possibly lend to a better night’s rest. Honey helps your body release melatonin into the brain, which promotes a deeper, more restorative sleep. Honey also contains probiotics that help support the growth and activity of good bacteria in our gut, making it very efficient for digestion. Since it doesn’t ferment in the stomach, it’s easily absorbed and used to treat indigestion.
- Yoga – The benefits of yoga include decreased stress and tension, increased strength and balance, increased flexibility, lowered blood pressure and reduced cortisol levels. The emphasis on breathing and the mind/body/spirit connection also yields strong emotional benefits. People who practice yoga frequently report that they sleep better and feel less stressed.
These three things may seem like simple indulgences, but they are quick, inexpensive, and hype-free ways to help keep that stress at bay—or at least make it a bit more manageable. To help out, we thought it would be a fantastic idea to put those exact items together and bundle it with a signed copy of Dr. Wilson’s book Adrenal Fatigue: The 21st Century Stress Syndrome and a bottle of our featured product of the month, Super Adrenal Stress Formula, and give it away to one of our fantastic fans from our Facebook page! To win, head over to our Facebook page and “Like” us. We will randomly pick a winner on 4/30/13; best of luck to everyone!