Top Drinks to Relieve Stress
Nothing better than a warm, homemade beverage to relieve you of your worries.
There are plenty of beverages available to you that can relieve stress significantly. From tea to cherry juice, there are various options that are perfect to de-stress after a long day.
These all-natural drinks, made from organic ingredients, can be found in your kitchen cabinet (or in the nearest health store). They’ll soothe your stress and recharge your spirit. Most importantly yet, they will detox your body and rejuvenate your mind.
There’s one for everyone’s taste and needs, so just take a pick.
Tart Cherry Juice
Packed with insomnia-fighting melatonin, tart cherry juice is a delicious power bank of beneficial properties.
Even if its gentle flavor doesn’t make you instantly relaxed, this anti-stress drink will gradually improve your mood by reducing inflammation, lowering cholesterol, and improving your quality of sleep.
From depression to nervous exhaustion, oat straw has long been used to treat various stress-related conditions.
This miracle worker is made from green oats, another herbal magician known for its positive effects on the brain. Oat straw increases blood flow so don’t expect it to make you fuzzy and asleep. On the contrary, it will raise your spirits by boosting your alertness and productivity levels.
It usually takes around 30 days for oat straw to start working, but it’s worth the wait.
Coming straight out of folklore stories, kava root is experiencing its second renaissance as an all-natural anti-stress elixir.
This remedy is proven as one of the most effective when it comes to moderate and severe anxiety, though it also aids sleep. Kava root can be found in most health stores and consumed as a soothing bedtime tea.
Decaf Green Tea
A favorite of many, green tea is hailed for its scrumptious amounts of L-theanine – an especially relaxing kind of amino acid that helps ease stress and unwind. Green tea delivers most of its properties when it’s totally decaf, so always remember to grab the decaf box on your grocery run.
Valerian Root Tea
If you’re dying to catch a good night’s sleep, then valerian root is your drug of choice. Though ancient, this comforting cure-all is again surging in popularity and can be found in most well-equipped drugstores.
Valerian root is best known for its ability to improve sleep patterns, mostly thanks to its ample amounts of GABA. While GABA regulates nerve cells, thus relieving stress and anxiety symptoms.
It’s always a good time for a big old cup of chamomile tea.
Reminiscent of childhood days, this remedying beverage does not only reduce stress and sleeping problems but also decreases irritability and relaxes the muscles. Add a bit of honey to give it a sweet flavor.
Richer in fragrance, but equally pleasant on the taste buds, peppermint tea boasts a wide range of anti-anxiety and sleep benefits.
It’s a perfect way to unwind after a long, backbreaking day, especially since menthol packs a myriad of natural muscle relaxants. Your soul will feel warmer, and your body lighter.
Lemon Balm Tea
A close cousin to the peppermint tea, lemon balm surprises with its minty taste, to which only a dash of the citrus aroma is added.
The ambrosial flavor of lemon balm tea will open up your senses, all while reducing the stress hormone called cortisol. If you don’t enjoy feeling drowsy, lemon balm is your cup of tea – it will elevate your mood without making you too sleepy.
Shake off your worries for the day, put the kettle on, and savor these calming drinks.
They will help you loosen up and keep you healthy for days to come. For more ways to promote relaxation and mindfulness check out the rest of our blog!