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Food Pyramid Replaced by Food Plate

03 Jun

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Foods to Fight Stress

01 Jun

Everyone has their own little quirks for dealing with stress.  Maybe you take a walk or listen to music to mellow out.  While these are both great ways to deal with stress, you may find it handy that there are a few foods you can eat that also help you get through the day!

An article from Men’s Health talks about 7 foods that fight stress, but I listed the 7 step short version (made into a story) for those who are too stressed to click another link.

  1. Let’s say you are stuck in traffic or in a highly annoying situation that you cannot control.  For this type of scenario, it is suggested that a skim-milk chai latte and half a bagel with cream cheese will provide some energy and make you less cranky.
  2. Now that you have made it to work after the long hour wait in traffic, you need to prepare for your BIG presentation to your boss.  Feeling a little nervous?  Having the glass of milk will help calm your body, so you can proceed like a pro!
  3. After your awesome presentation, your boss invites you to lunch.  Palms sweating, you flip though the menu trying to decide on what to eat.  It is suggested that eating a salad with chicken or fish will actually help feel better and less nervous.
  4. The lunch went well, but your boss asked you to to present another presentation to a major client.  After returning to work, you start to feel sick and overcome with stress.  Surprisingly, having some Peanut M&Ms will help keep you focused, so dig out those dollars and head to the vending machine. Read the rest of this entry »
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