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Can eating an orange help reduce stress?

People who take a 1,000 mg of vitamin C before giving a speech have lower levels of cortisol and better-behaved blood pressure than those who don’t. So lean back, take a deep breath, and concentrate on peeling a big, juicy orange. The five-minute mindfulness break will steady your brain cells and you’ll get a bunch of C as well. Just don’t fastidiously remove all the zest: Protective phytochemicals are usually concentrated in the skins of fruits.

From The Mind-Beauty Connection: 9 Days to Less Stress, Gorgeous Skin, and a Whole New You by Amy Wechsler.
 

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