Hello Friends and Happy Monday
I hope you all had a wonderful weekend and a terrific Superbowl Sunday with an opportunity to spend quality time with family, friends and some good food! Speaking of good food, did you eat any of the Super Foods from Chapter 1 in the Super Foods for Seniors book? (here). I am home today due to the bad weather so I’ll be making some Gumbo – yum!
Chapter 2, Tension Erasers covers the foods we should eat to ease stress and anxiety. In today’s world, no matter our age we have all suffered from some form of tension at one time or another.
You know that feeling you get when your head starts pounding, your hands get sweaty and you are totally irritated and anxious. When you’re in trouble your body releases adrenaline and cortisol that helps you deal with the “fight-or-flight” reaction.
Some stressors can be avoided but chronic anxiety and tension can weaken your mind, bones, heart and immune system. So often we are tempted to turn to food when feeling stressed, which may not always be a bad thing if you eat the foods that can help soothe and calm as well as raise your mood.
So the next time the kids, your boss, wife or hubby stresses you out, reach for one of these Super Foods to ease or erase your tension:
- Chamomile Tea
- Almond Oil
- Wheat Germ
Herbs and spices have also been used for thousands of years and are still used today because of their healing powers. Chapter 2 also included the Top 10 healing herbs and what they are used for:
- Chamomile – indigestion
- Echinacea – boosting immunity
- Feverfew – migraine headaches
- Garlic – nausea
- Ginger – nausea
- Ginkgo – circulation
- Hawthorn – heart disease
- Milk Thistle – liver damage
- Saw Palmetto – enlarged prostate
- Valerian – sleep problems
- Black Cohosh