Cortisol-Reduction Grocery List

Fight back against the effects of chronic stress with these cortisol-lowering foods!

Cortisol-Reduction Grocery List

You already know that stress can cause health problems. When you experience stress, your body's natural reaction is to release the hormone cortisol. In small doses, cortisol isn’t harmful to your health. But if you experience chronic stress, elevated cortisol levels over time may add to sleep, mood and memory problems, and could even contribute to abdominal obesity.Fortunately, you can fight back! This grocery list has a tasty assortment of cortisol-reducing foods to get you started.


Citrus Fruits

Citrus Fruits
When stress gets you down, try replacing carb-rich snacks with a variety of citrus fruit. Research has shown that vitamin C-rich produce, like oranges and kiwis, help slow the production of cortisol.

For a great mealtime combo, toss oranges and avocado with about a tablespoon of olive oil. Laden with monounsaturated fats, these tasty additions can help reduce inflammation and decrease abdominal fat storage. Add some protein-filled grilled chicken to help keep you satisfied throughout the day!