Are you thirsty? Thirst may not seem like something related to stress but that is actually far from the truth. Chronic stress can cause you to sweat and urinate more causing excessive thirst. Our first reaction is always to reach for something to help us with a quick solution, like medication or energy drinks. These can be harmful to our bodies and have major side effects. Instead, try these 6 drinks that calm anxiety and stress naturally.

Stress is something all of us mothers face and it is a natural reaction to life’s challenges. So the best way to deal with stress is naturally.

1. Cherry Juice

Though you won’t become stress-free immediately, Tart cherry juice has the ability to increase the duration of your quality of sleep, this will over time help reduce stress by helping you stay calm throughout your day. We all can use quality sleep!

Other benefits include the ability to reduce inflammation around the heart, lower cholesterol, and support healthy joints.

2. Coconut Water

Coconut water is showing up more and more and has gained popularity because of its ability to increase energy. However, it is an excellent source of the B vitamins riboflavin, niacin, thiamine, pyridoxine, and folate, so it has the ability to help you sleep.

It also contains magnesium and potassium which helps the muscles to relax.  It contains electrolytes which keep us hydrated and prevents us becoming possibly stressed from dehydration. Electrolytes are also supposed to keep us stress-free throughout the day.

3. Fresh Juice

Fresh juice provides an easy but effective way to fight stress by giving our body the vitamins and antioxidants it needs.  You can simply make your own juice out of fresh fruits and vegetables using a juicer. Vitamin C helps your body control its response to stress so toss in some fruits like mango, cantaloupe, and berries.

Vitamin B is important to help manage stress so by simply adding spinach, kale, carrots or squash you can add some extra B vitamins in your diet.

4. Oat Straw (Avena Sativa)

Oat straw reverses the effects of the body after hormones are released by the adrenal gland during stress to bring the body back to a serene state. It is used as a tea, an infusion, a tincture, and even as a homeopathic remedy.

5. Warm Milk

Mothers have been giving their children warm milk for ages as a way to calm them before bed. I honestly hated the taste but, Mother knows best, right? Cause it actually works.

Milk contains an amino acid-tryptophan-which is converted into serotonin. High levels of serotonin help relieve stress by improving your mood and bringing you to a calm state. Warming the milk gives the same soothing effect as tea.

6. Water (room-temperature)

Last but not least, water. Something we have access to and take for granted. Water really is good for you.

Our organs need water in order to function correctly.  Not to mention without the right amount of water each day our bodies get what? DEHYDRATED! And dehydration leads to — Stress, because of the raised levels of cortisol (the hormone that is released when you are stressed).

So taking this simple drink for granted can cause stress and other side effects to our bodies including; fatigue and tiredness, constipation, and weight gain.

People react differently to water, too much can cause more trips to the bathroom. Some of us need more due to health reasons ( I take seizures meds which way on my liver so I have to drink more than others). When you are thirsty your body is telling you to drink. When you exercise or have diarrhea you must replace the liquids.

Make sure you listen to your body!


Conclusion

One of the most important things you can do for your body is hydrate it. But you don’t want to fill your body with all those unhealthy sodas and energy drinks, some of which can add stress to your body. By sticking to healthy natural drinks you can help make sure your organs get the nourishment it needs and help you perform at your best.

I am sure you, like many of us, were unaware that there were drinks that could actually help you when your stressed levels were elevated but know that you know do you think you will be able to add more of these drinks to your diet?

If so, which drinks are your favorite?

If you already use natural drinks that calm anxiety and stress I would love to hear about them and your experiences below. Also, any comments or feedback is always welcome!

 

 

16 thoughts on “Drinks That Calm Anxiety and Stress – 6 Calming Natural Drinks”

  1. Great website and love the layout, clean and easy to read. interesting facts about the different drinks. You are a bit further along with this than I am with mine but now I can see how blogs work and what I can do with mine. Thanks and good luck.

    Geoff

    1. Thanks for that! My fingers goes too fast and those silly grammar mistakes sneak up on me. If you need me, I am a click away!

  2. Hi Melissa

    A very refreshing website and some really cool ideas for stress release in liquid form.

    I also found it very similar to my own website that is also in the health industry. Therefore, I can totally relate to your page in helping others lead a much healthier lifestyle in what’s already a chaotic world at best.

    After reading about your Cherry Juice, I couldn’t help but agree with what you wrote. I know for a fact that when you make berries (or cherries) included in your daily diet, getting a better sleep is just the start.

    Really enjoyed reading your page and the health benefits gained from including these liquid drinks in your daily habits.

    Keep up the great work.

    Wayne 🙂

    1. Hi Wayne,

      Thanks for the kind words. Health is very important and often taken for granted. Just a few simple changes in our diet, such as these drinks, and we can be on our ways to a much healthier lifestyle. I wish you all the best!

      Melissa

  3. Hi Melissa,

    Believe it or not, I’ve never had Cherry juice before! I’ll be buying some tomorrow to try.

    My favorite beverage to calm my nerviness is peppermint tea. It’s a daily afternoon drink.

    Thanks for the great tips and look forward to more of them.

    1. Hi Vince,

      Cherry juice is tart like cranberry juice but it is great. Peppermint tea is a great choice too and it is a natural muscle relaxant! I am glad the post was helpful for you.

      Melissa

  4. Hi Melissa,

    I personally don’t like pills and try to avoid it as much possible. I am always looking for natural ways to relieve my headache caused by stress. I have recently tried milk at night as I have insomnia problem but it actually works. I have also tried water when I had migraines at work and it worked better than medication as medication though it reduces the pain but it makes me feel sleepy and tired.

    I have not tried cherry juice so I look forward to trying it soon now. I used to juice a lot before but because of my laziness for having to clean the juicer I slowly stopped. I will try juicing again as I am reminded again that it has so many benefits.

    Cheers
    Raman

    1. Hi Raman,

      So cool to hear how milk helps your insomnia. I remember when my my mom would try to give it to me when I was little, I didn’t drink it. I hated the taste of warm milk and loved cold milk, if only I listened then. But, Yes it does work! Juicing is very good for you so I am glad to hear you will pick it back up. Thanks for the comments and I wish you all the best!

      Melissa

  5. Hi! Thanks for sharing! I agree with everything. 🙂
    When I am stressed, I like to drink tea like peppermint tea. Lately, I am drinking a Linden tea. It calms me down, and I am feeling less anxious and stress.
    Of course, juices are great, but I need to buy a new juicer then I can enjoy them again.
    Water is essential for our well-being. I read somewhere that when we want to drink, it means we already are dehydrated. Yes, then we wonder why we are stress, anxious or don’t feel well.

    1. Hi Linda,
      Teas are a great way to de-stress, especially peppermint. Juicing is much better because juices can be high in sugar which is not good. As far as drinking when you are thirsty, that is the truth, you may be dehydrated so you should always listen to your body. Thanks for the comment!

      Melissa

  6. I like all the drinks that you mentioned. I love fresh juice but when I buy packaged juice I try to look for the low sugar ones. Coconut water is great. It can also be used for cooking. I’ve not heard of oat straw before. Where can I find it?

    1. Hi Yvonne,

      Yes, fresh juice is best because of the sugar but at least you look for low sugar packaged juice. My mother has diabetes and her doctor warns her not to drink packaged juice because of the high sugar. As far as oat straw, it can be purchased online at amazon.

      Thanks for the comment,

      Melissa

  7. Wooow! I had no idea about “Chronic stress can cause you to sweat and urinate more causing excessive thirst” I am always thirsty and actually I am stress almost all the time, becuase I am a college tennis player so its really difficult to handle school and tennis. I will try cherry juice more often now, thank you so much for the great information!

    1. It is surprising how our bodies react when it is put through certain situations. Stressing causes our heart rate to increase which is one reason you sweat more, similar to exercise. So you have to replace those liquids. When you feel thirsty make sure you hydrate yourself, especially since you are an athlete. I am glad you found some useful information and I wish you all the best with school and tennis!

      Melissa

  8. Superb information from you as Always. Great to see that these drinks help us getting rid of anxiety. Coconut water among the drinks that you have mentioned is my personal experience. It really rehydrates and calms a person and hence relaxes the mind.

    1. Hi Sarah,
      Coconut water for me was an acquired taste but you are right it is very beneficial. I have it in green tea before which was great. Thanks for your comment!

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