5 Delicious Ways to Survive Holiday Stress

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Ummm… I think you mean stressful!

Here are 5 foods that will help stop your heart from racing and your mind from exploding.

1. Go ahead at bread!

As long as it’s full of complex carbs. They prompt your brain to make more seratonin, the happy chemical that boosts your mood.

2. Oranges

A citrusy source of vitamin C, which research shows can cut stress hormones, like cortisol and adrenaline. Plus it powers up your immune system.

Related: Fruits & Veggies That Boost Your Mood

3. Spinach

Dark leafy greens are full of magnesium, which helps fight off headaches caused by stress.

4. Salmon

It’s filled with feel-good omega-3 fatty acids, which help stop stress hormones from surging.

5. Black Tea

In one study, people who drank tea for 6 weeks reported feeling much calmer.

Related: Get All the Holiday Joy in a Cup of Tea


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