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6 Natural Drinks You Should Take Regularly For Stress Relief

Growing up comes with many responsibilities and as an adult, you're faced with many obligations which could sometimes lead to stress. These days, many people are passing through a lot of stress due to the amount of pressure they're facing. Although it's normal to experience stress as a human, but when not properly handled, it could result in mental and emotional breakdown. 

Some popular ways of handling stress include taking care of yourself, talking with others, reducing social media time and so on. However, many people have resulted to drinking alcohol as a way of relieving stress, which isn't bad when taken in moderation. In this article, I will be showing you some natural drinks you should take whenever you're stressed to feel better.

1. Fruit smoothies.

Smoothies are healthy and natural, which means that they contain no preservatives. They're also rich in antioxidants and vitamins, which helps the body to combat damages which stress can cause. Consuming fruit smoothies whenever you're stressed will sure make you feel relieved. They're prepared by washing and blending fresh fruits.

2. Coconut water.

Coconut water contains electrolytes, which helps to energize the muscles. It's also rich in magnesium, potassium, and chlorides, which functions to improve energy levels and relieve stress. The hydrating nature of coconut water also places it as one of the best drinks to consume whenever you are stressed.

3. Lemon balm tea.

This drink is prepared by pouring hot water inside a cup containing the lemon balm leaves. Research has shown that lemon balm tea has a soothing effect on the body when consumed. This tea is notable for its mood-improving effects, which helps to reduce stress and anxiety.

4. Water.

Lack of water in the body leads to dehydration, which causes the blood to thicken, thus leading to poor blood circulation in the body. This action affects the endorphins which is the feel good hormone which in turn leads to stress. Water is necessary for stress relieve because it helps to hydrate the body.

5. Warm milk.

Milk is notable for its rich tryptophan content, which the body converts into serotonin. This hormone offers a calming effect on the body, it also helps to improve our mood, thus reducing stress. If you're going through stress and anxiety, milk is definitely one of the best drinks for you.

6. Green tea.

Green tea is very good for stress relief due to the presence of theanine, an amino acid which functions to reduce anxiety and improve relaxation.

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