Eat protein to promote happiness. Protein is made of amino acids. Neurotransmitters are made of amino acids. Neurotransmitters are called our happy chemicals.
Hello turkey! Hello ham! Hello beef! Hello lamb!
Before this turns into a children’s book, let me move on to…
Anti-oxidants chase down the oxidation in our bodies which comes from both inside and outside of us. Oxidation is basically a side-effect of life in a body.
Sweet potatoes are full of anti-oxidants. Eat ‘em up.
Same with all the vegetables! Fill that plate with the veggies!
And where would any discussion of holiday foods be without cranberry?
The berry of the bog.
Did you know they actually grow dry on a viney-bush? We creative and ever-resourceful humans figured out that flooding the cranberry field resulted in much faster harvesting—thus we created the cranberry bog. Who knew?
Now you do. Cranberries are full of beneficial micronutrients which our good bodies need.
I am going to leave the breads and stuffings off the proverbial plate for now—that gets to be a whole ‘nother discussion for a whole ‘nother time. Suffice it to say that the refined carbs are fantastic at zapping our energy and disturbing our gut.
And that brings us to the unspoken accompaniment and ingredient in so many festive dishes: sugar.
Such a humble and sweet creature and it wreaks outsized havoc on our health.
So we choose mindfully and intentionally where and how we wish to consume it. We get to be intelligent guardians of our body temples.
And, if we do overdo it, we don’t stop to beat ourselves up, we move on, blessing our experience, blessing our choice and we learn.
We are in this together, here to support each other and here for the long-haul, so let’s take care so we can have a good time for a long time.
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