STRESS- FREE FAT BURN

Men's Health (UK) - - In This Issue -

This morn­ing sup­ple­ment has the power to burn fat and beat stress in 25 sec­onds

Usu­ally, Be­rocca is what we reach for from the depths of a hang­over, a fizzy vi­ta­min hit that brings us back to life. But wait­ing 25 sec­onds for it to dis­solve and adding it to your daily reg­i­men could also prime your body for fat-burn­ing, as well as al­le­vi­ate the stress of an­other day at work. Not bad for 30p a pop.

Shortly after your alarm sounds, your body is flooded with the stress hor­mone cor­ti­sol. This spike is de­signed to wake you up by send­ing glu­cose to your brain; your cor­ti­sol lev­els should then re­bal­ance. In to­day’s cul­ture of early espres­sos and morn­ing emails, how­ever, it’s all too easy to sus­tain that ini­tial stress for the en­tire day, which is bad news for both your weight-loss goals and your mood. Re­search pub­lished in the jour­nal Obe­sity found that raised cor­ti­sol lev­els cor­re­late with a wider waist cir­cum­fer­ence and a higher body­mass in­dex score. The stress hor­mone has also been linked to the de­po­si­tion of fat in the ab­dom­i­nal area and a greater sus­cep­ti­bil­ity to heart disease*.

But swap your morn­ing cof­fee for a glass of or­ange fizz and the 500mg of vi­ta­min C will nor­malise your cor­ti­sol lev­els and help to limit fu­ture spikes, tak­ing the stress out of los­ing weight. Think of it as your new chill pill.

FIRE UP YOUR MORN­ING ROU­TINE FOR A PHYS­I­CAL AND MEN­TAL BOOST

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