Holidays stand for two things—fun as well as a LOT of stress. With spirits flowing throughout the season and the pressure of hosting a fantastic party, our stress levels reach the pinnacle. Indulgence in sugary, boozy beverages also add to the plight and eventually bring down our energy levels. Here’s when we bring you a list of relaxing and de-stressing beverages that will calm your nerves.
The goodness of milk lies in the very word. To begin with, the calcium and magnesium in milk help lower blood pressure. Milk also contains tryptophan, an amino acid that gets converted into serotonin, which in turns improve your mood and keeps you calm. A glassful before bed is bliss.
Choose this over your regular ‘doodhwali chai’, anyday. Studies show that drinking black tea for six weeks can help lower your post-stress cortisol levels. For better results, choose decaf.
This is a no-brainer! Water releases endorphins that improve your mood and sense of well-being. Chug as much as possible throughout the day for a goodnight’s sleep.
Cherry juice helps you stay calm and manage stress. An ounce of cherry juice twice a day can actually help improve the quality as well as duration of your sleep.
Other than helping your weight-loss process, this magic potion also contains a compound called theanine that helps reduce anxiety.
Fresh vegetable juice
No they don’t taste as bad as you think they might! Greens such as spinach, celery, and kale pack in the calcium and magnesium that helps reduce blood pressure. Also, they are a powerhouse of vitamin C that helps control your body’s response to stress.
This one is a medicinal herb, which is often found in tea blends. Known to reduce nervousness, anxiety, and insomnia, valerian is your perfect bedtime drink.
When it comes to relaxing your nerves, nothing is better than tea. Chamomile has glycine, another amino acid that has relaxing qualities.