|2. You’re devouring chocolate-covered candy canes like they were candy. Holiday stress has lots of people reaching for calorie-packed, sugar-loaded feel-good foods, notes Gottlieb. “When things get stressful, we gravitate toward comfort foods, sweets, and carbs,” he says. “It’s a sign your body, your soul, are craving care.”
Try this: Go for fish. Fish-oil capsules contain the omega-3 fatty acids DHA and EPA, which can boost the same brain chemicals that antidepressants jack up. We like Vital Choice Sockeye Salmon softgels—they’re certified sustainable by the Marine Stewardship Council. If you’d prefer to eat an actual fish, dine on Alaska wild-caught or canned sockeye salmon, or mackerel from the Atlantic, twice a week. Those species are good for you, low in contaminants, and their populations are healthy in the wild.
5 Signs You’re Headed for a Holiday Breakdown
...and five ways to stop wigging out.
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