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.


Microgreens

Microgreens
When too much tension makes you blue, it’s time to go green. While adult greens are healthy and satisfying, microgreens – young plants that are typically less than 14 days old – provide a higher concentration of nutrients. For example, baby versions of cilantro and red cabbage may contain up to four to six times as much stress-fighting vitamin C as their mature counterparts.