Do you have a fear of public speaking? Are you nervous about that important meeting or event? Are you feeling a bit stressed with all that needs to get done this Holiday Season?
Chomp on some celery! This crunchy vegetable can help calm & sooth with is multitude of benefits. Each stalk is bursting with the mineral magnesium and phytonutrient apigenin encouraging a relaxing effect on our nervous system! Having trouble catching some Zzz’s? Sip on small glass of celery juice before you turn down for the night.
But that’s not all – this fibrous plant has also been shown to relieve acid reflux, reduce inflammation, aid in weight management and helps to keep us hydrated to avoid dry mouth and a coated tongue. Chewing in general helps to reduce cortisol – that pesky little stress hormone – and calm our nerves. This motion can help with unlocking a stressed, tight jaw.
This crisp powerhouse veggie is available all year long and is super portable – making it easy to snack on-the-go. We can bring it with us just about anywhere with no mess or fuss (just a little crunching :)).
But we don’t need to just eat those ‘boring’ green stalks to receive the Calmfidence® inducing benefits – add it into any stir fry, juice, smoothie, casserole, green salad, soup, sauce, tuna or chicken salad, or tacos. Dip it in velvety hummus, cream cheese, greek yogurt, your favorite dressing, or nut butter. And don’t forget about those leaves! No need to just toss ’em. Incorporate them into any dish – hot or cold. Enjoy a childhood favorite – ants on a log! Add peanut butter to the inside of a celery stalk and top it with raisins. A yummy and nutritious snack for kids of all ages!
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Hippocrates, the father of medicine, once said “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food”. He knew that we can boost our Calmfidence® simply by what we eat every day. Next time you head to the grocery store, pick up some stalks of celery knowing that with each bite, Calmfidence® is right around the corner.
About The Author
Patricia Stark works on both sides of the camera & stage as a Media Trainer, Public Speaking Trainer, and Certified Body Language Specialist. She appears regularly as a Guest TV Communication Expert & Lifestyle Expert and sought after keynote speaker. To book an engagement with Patricia contact us here.