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Eat your way through holiday stress


I made it through Thanksgiving, but not without a lot of deep breathing and more glasses of wine than I like to admit. Stress reducers heading into December are a must. And these are delicious too!

Work citrus into your meals. These fruits, all varieties, are high in vitamin C which has been shown to reduce blood pressure and in other ways assist with stress. These include oranges, blood oranges, lemons, limes, grapefruit, and even kiwi.

Whole grain carbs can help too. They will boost levels of serotonin which is the feel good brain chemical. Don’t grab a cookie, instead substitute whole grain pasta, make sandwiches with whole grain or unsprouted grain breads, even popcorn is a whole grain, buckwheat pancakes with banana.

Don’t overlook teas. All kinds of teas, but especially any green or chamomile variety. They have flavonoids which help relax blood vessels and blood pressure. You may also know that chocolate and blueberries are packed with flavonoids as well. And a cup of hot tea releases a soothing, relaxing aroma as well.

Dark green vegetables with vitamin B help fight anxiety. These include broccoli, kale, spinach, and Brussels sprouts. Lightly steamed preserves more of the healthful benefits.

Finally nuts to keep you from going nuts. Loaded in B vitamins as well as magnesium which aids with production of serotonin. Almonds and cashews should be the go to nuts, but don’t over do it. Nut butters too are an excellent addition to the diet.

Source: Alison Johnson/Daily Press


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