The winter holidays can be overwhelming. Before you start to have chest pains Daphne's going to show you some foods that will calm you down and keep you healthy.
These healthy foods can help lower your stress level which is important since chronic stress can weaken your immune system and make you more susceptible to the common cold and the flu. The best part is your probably already have most of these foods in your pantry.
Stress Buster: Oatmeal
Oatmeal isn't just the perfect family breakfast it's also a great source of healthy carbohydrates. Carbohydrates make the brain produce serotonin, a chemical that promotes feelings of well-being and happiness. So, don't skip breakfast. Try Daphne's favorite oatmeal.
After studying the diet of stressed Roman soldiers, Daphne developed this Gladiator Oatmeal recipe. Whether you're marching into the office for another day of work or walking into a family war zone this filling oatmeal breakfast will keep you stress-free all day.
Stress Buster: Avocados
Another delicious way to reduce stress is by eating avocados. These are loaded with B vitamins, known stress relievers. Your body also needs this vitamin to maintain healthy nerve and brain cells.
Avocados are great on their own but another simple way to introduce them into your diet is to add them to your daily soup or salad.
Stress Buster: Lavender Tea
Research shows that there are over a hundred chemical compounds in lavender that can calm the central nervous system. So, once your kids are asleep or after a long day at work, try a cup of lavender tea to unwind.