High blood pressure, weight gain, brain fog, stress and depression - if you’re suffering from any of these symptoms, it’s quite possible that you have been suffering from high levels of cortisol in your body.
But don’t worry, you’re not alone! People all over the world are dealing with high cortisol levels and may not even recognize it.
But what is cortisol and why should you be worried about having high levels of cortisol in your body?
WebMD describes cortisol as your “fight or flight” hormone and it plays a critical role in many body functions, such as:
- Regulating Blood Sugar
- Controlling your Sleep/Wake Cycle
- Controls your hypothalamus and regulates your hormones
- Manages Inflammation
You need the proper amount of cortisol in your body in order to react properly to stress and also just function on a daily basis.
Too high of cortisol levels can lead to issues such as weight gain, extreme fatigue, irritability, acne, stress, and more!
So, in a world filled with stressful situations that are encountered each day, how do you take control of your own cortisol levels?
Add these foods and supplements into your diet!