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Healthy comfort foods from a "psycho-nutritionist"

Healthy Holiday Smoothie

The weeks from Halloween to New Years Day (including Thanksgiving and Christmas) are the highest-stress times of the year, and even more so in these pandemic times! But there are specific foods and nutrients that we can use to help us feel better with lower stress, better mood, and elevated energy levels - just what most of us need going into the upcoming holidays!

Joining us today is Dr. Shawn Talbott, a “psycho-nutritionist” and his daughter Courtney, who studies the impact of food on mood. They share tips for healthy comfort foods for the holiday season.

To Boost Immune Function (which can also improve overall well-being): Citrus fruits for C Nuts and pumpkin seeds for zinc mushrooms for alpha- and beta-glucans.

To Reduce Stress and Improve Mood: Turkey for tryptophan = serotonin/melatonin. Yogurt - which also gives you probiotics sweet potatoes, carrots, and squash for carotenoids to reduce stress.

To Improve Focus and Mental Energy: Apples, pomegranates, mango and lychee cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cloves these can all help you lose weight after the holidays too!

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