Essentials (South Africa) - - HEALTH | NU­TRI­TION -

‘Cor­ti­sol and adren­a­line use up sig­nif­i­cant amounts of vi­ta­min C, be­cause your body per­ceives this as an emer­gency sit­u­a­tion and di­rects the hor­mones to take pri­or­ity over the body’s nor­mal use for these nu­tri­ents,’ says nu­tri­tion­ist Emma Rose. ‘Citrus fruits that are rich in vi­ta­min C can boost your im­mu­nity as well as help cor­ti­sol lev­els re­turn to nor­mal quicker af­ter a stress­ful sit­u­a­tion.’

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