Feeling stressed? Have you put on weight? Do you have high blood pressure? If you’re reading this, the answer to at least one of those questions is probably, “yes.” That also means you probably already know that your cortisol levels are to blame and now you’re trying to figure out how to lower cortisol.
Lucky for you, we reached out to experts to ask for 10 science-backed tips to lower cortisol levels naturally and tackle these aforementioned health issues.
What is cortisol?
Cortisol is your body’s main stress hormone. The adrenal glands pump it out every time you are frazzled or alarmed. That’s why we best know cortisol as helping fuel your body’s “fight-or-flight” instinct. Ever feel uneasy after a close call while driving on the highway or get startled by your alarm in the morning? That’s cortisol at work.
Excerpted from Eat This, Not That!