7 Foods That Increase Cortisol in Your Body ...

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Cortisol is the hormone that promotes stress in the body, and learning to avoid foods that increase cortisol levels can have an positive effect on your stress levels.

In fact, after removing these foods from my diet, I found my anxiety, depression and obsessive tendencies seemed to disappear.2

Not to mention, my health improved dramatically.

Exclude these foods that increase cortisol as soon as possible and you’ll kick your stress to the curb in no time, without any pills needed!

1. Trans Fats

Trans fats are some of the worst foods that increase cortisol in the body.

Though most food companies have omitted this ingredient, it is now becoming common for food companies to add this ingredient in and market it under other names like hydrogenated oils or fat, partially hydrogenated oils or fat, or shortening.

Even if it is labeled "trans fat free," it can legally contain up to .5-2 grams of trans fats and still obtain that label.

Always read the ingredients to be safe.

Trans fats increase cholesterol in the body, which is the reason they raise your cortisol levels and affect arterial flow.2

2. Refined Sugar

Sugar in most forms, but especially refined, will raise your cortisol worse than almost any other food.

Sugar raises the blood sugar too quickly and then causes it to plummet.

Taking care of your blood sugar is crucial to reducing cortisol.2

Within an hour, you’ll likely suffer a crash and crave sugar worse than before you ate it.

This can create an addiction, which has been closely related to how people crave and need drugs to maintain this sense of euphoria in the body.

Until the body gets sugar, cortisol will spike at ultimately high levels, and over time, your body can become insulin resistant and cortisol levels will remain high most of the time.2

Get a handle on your stress and kick sugar to the curb!

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