Drinking water can really help to keep you healthy and de-stressed. The body consist of 75% water, brain tissue is even higher being about 85% water. To help the communication system of nerve fibres relaying electrical impulses through the body to provide instructions to the different organs and hormones, water is essential as it acts as a conductor for these impulses and if there is not enough fluid the strength of the communication will be reduced.
Or put the kettle on and make a cuppa…the standard cup of tea and coffee both contain caffeine and if you are not used to drinking coffee and tea, it can have a diuretic effect meaning it encourages the body to pass water. Herbal teas are more effective as they do not tend to have caffeine and can have the additional effect of having de-stressing properties. Herbal teas like Chamomile or some of the other combinations are effective - try Pukka Relax which contains Chamomile, fennel and marshmallow root. Most supermarkets have developed their own brand herbal teas which can be interesting to try and are not too expensive.
Green Tea is also very good – regular drinkers can benefit from the antioxidants which help to slow down the ageing process. There are immunity boosting effects and anti-carcinogenic effects also. Green Tea has been known to reduce cholesterol, and is useful for weight loss as it raises the metabolism. It is used regularly by martial arts experts as it is good for stamina and endurance. If you have had too much alcohol and are dehydrated and suffering from a headache and usual hangover symptoms, green tea can quickly eliminate the effects – surely all these benefits will relieve some stress!!