Adrenal fatigue is a term that you have probably heard before, but what you didn’t know is that most of the people are suffering from it, to a at least a mild degree.
This condition is becoming more common as the days go by and the reason for that is because everyone is experiencing stressful situations. We are wearing ourselves out, because we have busy lives and hectic schedules and our health is paying the price.
Today we will talk about adrenal fatigue and we will show you five drinks that you can make at home, to help you combat this condition.
What is adrenal fatigue?
It is normal for a person to experience a little bit of stress. Stress helps us in times where our safety is threatened. The problems arise when chronic stress appears, because our body doesn’t know what to do.
Chronic stress can be caused by anything. From family life to work and everything in between. When a person is worrying about his job deadlines, working long hours, the bills that he/she needs to pay and a lot more, the adrenal glands in the body, that pump out stress related hormones, stay permanently in ON position. When the adrenal glands are depleted, it affects your life quality and it causes symptoms to surface.
People that are suffering from adrenal fatigue, may display some of the following symptoms:
- They are unable to focus and find it extremely difficult to deal with the stress
- They may experience a mild form of depression, becoming moody and irritable
- They struggle to get out of the bed every morning and have trouble sleeping
- They are more susceptible to illnesses because their immune system is weakened
- Increased cravings for salty or sweet foods
- General feeling of exhaustion
If some of you can relate to these, know that there is no need to panic. Try to remove processed foods, sweeteners, sugar and caffeine from your diet. This will allow your body to begin with the natural healing process.
5 drinks that can combat adrenal fatigue
Consuming these 5 drinks on a regular basis, will speed up your recovery and they will support your adrenal glands, that in turn will help you achieve optimal hormone balance.
Sea salt and lemon tonic
Adrenal fatigue affects the balance and the levels of sodium and potassium in the body. High quality Himalayan salt combats the imbalance of the electrolytes.
- ¼ teaspoon of Himalayan salt
- Fresh lemon juice
- 8 ounces of filtered water
How to prepare:
Combine all the ingredients together. You need to drink this drink every morning and afternoon.
Valerian root tea
Valerian root tea will improve the quality of your sleep and restore the proper function of the body. It contains compounds that will induce a sense of calmness, by acting on your central nervous system.
You need to consume a combination of valerian and chamomile every night before going to sleep.
High vitamin C drink
The constant production of adrenal hormones uses up vitamin C. This means that the levels of this vitamin will eventually be depleted. This drink contains lots of antioxidants and will boost your vitamin C levels.
- Freshly squeezed orange juice (one cup)
- ¼ cup of blueberries
- ¼ cup of lemon juice
- Pinch of Himalayan salt
- ½ cup of spinach
You need to put all the ingredients in a blender and blend them together until you get a homogenous mixture. Drink this drink one to two times a day.
Licorice root tea
For over 3000 years, licorice has been used in the Chinese medicine. It effectively reduces adrenal gland stress. You can buy it dried, or in powdered form at the health food stores.
- Licorice root
How to prepare the tea:
- Add a teaspoon of licorice root to a boiling water and then allow it to steep for 5 minutes.
You need to consume one cup a day, and soon after, a proper adrenal function will be restored.
Matcha green tea
Matcha contains high amounts of antioxidants and it promotes optimal internal balance. Because it is energizing, it will help you get through the mornings without coffee. It also contains I-theanine, which promotes a blissful and calm state of mind.
You can bake matcha into cookies, and you can add it to smoothies, but always make sure that you get your daily dose.
Please do not delay treating this problem, because you are only damaging your health. In a periods of stress, you can use these drinks, and always make sure that you give your adrenals the support that they need to stay healthy.