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

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