Why isn’t your diet working?
Finally, you can stop the stress hormone in its tracks. So don’t tell your boss to shelve it or divorce your husband just yet. I want to talk to you about something super important today – your stress levels. I’m also going to give you a really tasty, delicious, mouth-watering tea recipe.
So you’re eating healthy, working out, eliminating processed foods, eating lots of salads, you even ditched the soda. But you’re still not feeling good. After all the efforts you put into cooking good meals, shopping at the farmer’s market, you were really hoping for some better results. I get it. You’re frustrated and you’re ready to give up, but don’t.
I think I’ve got something that might help you. You see, there’s a study that came out recently that suggests that one of the main culprits to many people’s health issues has nothing to do with what you eat. This factor in your life could be the cause. Along with everything that it leads to – joint pain, fatigue, headaches, poor digestion and trouble sleeping. This factor can even cancel out all the benefits of a healthy, nutritious diet.
Here are the facts
If you don’t get this under control, then you could be eating healthy food and still not feeling your best. Stress is what I’m talking about. A study carried out at the Ohio Wexner Medical Center took women that were in their fifties and had them eat one of two meals every single day. One, mostly consisting of healthy fats that are associated with plaque buildup in the arteries and inflammation. And another, with a more healthy meal.
They also had women take a small survey to find out how stressful their day was. Can you guess what they found out? Well, it turns out, women eating the meal with the unhealthy fats had high levels of inflammation and potentially more plaque buildup.
Women who ate the healthier meal did not, but there’s a catch. If the women had a stressful day previous to their meal, they also showed high levels of inflammation and potential for plaque buildup, regardless of the healthy meal that they ate. Basically, stress could be affecting your health just as much or more than unhealthy food. No freaking way! I knew stress was terrible but this is just crazy.
Let me repeat these findings. Stress has the potential to override a healthy diet. All those healthy choices you make. All that green juice you’re drinking. Stress could be even more powerful than that. Here’s a solution that I have. I want to give you a recipe that has some ingredients in it that has been shown scientifically to reduce cortisol levels. That stress hormone in your body.
Don’t get overwhelmed
Now, this is an incredible first step towards bringing your beautiful body back into balance and finally getting those results you’ve had working so hard to achieve. And I know you’re working hard. And I want to commend you for that, but now it’s time to kick it up a notch.
The star i’m focusing on today is ashwagandha. This ancient Ayurvedic herb has been shown to reduce cortisol levels by 26 percent! That’s huge. And this tea is so good that you’re going to want to drink it all-day-err-day. I know, ayt? Ashwagandha infused mint tea.
Here’s the recipe: one scoop of Organifi green juice or two tablespoons of dried Ashwagandha root, raw honey to taste and fresh mint leaves. And what you’re going to do is wash the mint leaves, tear them into small pieces, chop it up, put into the teapot or French press with Organifi. Leave for three to seven minutes and … good!
If using Ashwagandha root, you have to boil it for 15 minutes and then add it to the teapot with the mint leaves. It takes a little bit more work but totally worth it.
There are a lot of things to think about when trying to improve your life. So don’t get overwhelmed by everything you have to figure out. Instead, take things one at a time, one breath at a time, one day at a time. Make sure that you’re breathing. Make sure you’re taking time out each and every day for you, just being present with just you. Maybe it’s 10 minutes, 15 minutes 20 minutes, an hour, – whatever it is, make sure you’re having your you time. With your you time, make sure you’re drinking that tea because that tea lower the stress for you and for me.