Create a Christmas mood

Holidays bring a lot of trouble: the choice of gifts to the menu. In addition, you need to consider how to combine a balanced diet with plenty of sweets. Let's try to combine questions. Popular American nutritionist Patrissiya Bennen called six products, which will help to enrich the diet and festive at the same time remove the tension.

Mandarin MOOD

Winter holidays can not do without mandarin and other citrus fruits. It is no coincidence: these products are really able to give a festive mood! They are powerful antioxidants and significantly reduce the level of stress due to vitamin C. It should be just something to put a couple klimentinok under the Christmas tree and add a few slices in a salad - a minimum of calories and a maximum of pleasure.

CHRISTMAS MIRACLE - Jerusalem artichoke

Jerusalem artichoke, artichoke and sweet potatoes - is a miracle of nature that scientists and nutritionists have appreciated all over the world. Firstly, Jerusalem artichoke is a source of vitamin A, and secondly, has antioxidant and anti-aging properties. Also, sweet potato belongs to hypoglycemic and vegetable rich in a wide spectrum of B vitamins, including vitamin B-1 (thiamine), B 2 (riboflavin) and B 3 (niacin), and B-5 and B- 6. So it's great for cancer prevention, and would not allow to fall into a depression. Also during the holidays, this product will help curb cravings for carbohydrates, and thus abandon the excess pastry will be much easier.


When planning a list of dishes to New Year's table, do not forget the fish. Salad with canned tuna, salmon or sardines is prepared in just 10 minutes, but very useful. Besides protein, fish contains vitamins, iron, and most importantly - the essential polyunsaturated fatty acids. For example, omega-3 normalizes blood circulation and relieves inflammation in the body - factors that are most likely to occur under stress.

MORE pistachios!

Recently we wrote about the fact that walnuts reduce the risk of premature death. And the emphasis in the run-up to the holidays is done on pistachios. Indeed, the study scientists from the State University of Pennsylvania, on the stress time pistachios help lower blood pressure and heart rate (even people high cholesterol levels). Pistachios are rich in protein and fiber, which help stabilize blood sugar, and give a charge of vivacity and energy of the whole day. With a snack Pre troubles will seem a mere trifle.

Oatmeal is also nice

Of course, you will not be feeding oatmeal to a New Year's table. But in the process of preparation of festive dishes, which many housewives takes a lot of time and effort, oatmeal is just at the right time. It's fast. Preparation of meals takes a few minutes. It's nutritious. Complex carbohydrates and beta-glucan (a type of soluble fiber) that are contained in the grains of oat, allow to maintain a sense of satiety for 4-5 hours. Oatmeal also helps produce the hormone of happiness - serotonin.