5 Ways to Make the Holidays More Stressful
A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety. –Aesop
Ah, the holidays are upon us! Such a relaxing and carefree time. We get to spend some quality time with our creepy uncle and mischievous cousins. But it isn’t just these external influences that stress us out. We definitely bring some of it on ourselves.
Amazingly, over the past decade, we’ve discovered that many of these self-inflicted wounds start in our gut, with billions of tiny microbes. To see how it works, I’ve arranged the major triggers in reverse order of their potential for damage. Eliminating any of these can help, but none are easy to avoid:
5. Sit and Watch Sports.
4. Drink to Excess
3. Avoid Veggies
2. Get into Arguments
1. Eat a Lot of Desserts
This is a tongue-in-cheek look at the holiday season, but the effects are real: the holidays can be dangerous to your mental health. Fortunately, you can do something about it! Eating lots of high-fiber veggies, for one. But if you can’t seem to get enough good food, you can at least supplement your diet with a polyphenol-rich mix of prebiotics, like Clarity Prebiotic Blend.
To read more about the dangers of holiday eating, click here.