P345 Teletext 345 Dec11 23:12:27    ——————————————————————————————————————— GOOD MOOD FOOD FOR CHRISTMAS SEASON It's supposed to be the season of goodwill, but as Christmas becomes less religious and more commercial, it turns into a very stressful time of year. You're in a panic, dashing around for last-minute gifts, spare bulbs for the tree lights, wrapping paper, cards and mountains of food. Before getting to breaking point you must reduce stress and learn to eat cheering festive foods. ——————————————————————————————————1/7—— by Michael van Straten Life & Critical Illness cover at low rates.Price match available ITV1 p386 Recipe Competition Planet Hol Index
P345 Teletext 345 Dec11 23:16:27    ——————————————————————————————————————— GOOD MOOD FOOD FOR CHRISTMAS SEASON Stress-busting food such as Christmas spices like nutmeg, cinnamon and cloves taste great and they're very calming. Add them to punches for a cool Yule. Basil, rosemary, lemon balm and scented geranium are nature's tranquillisers so use generously. Scented geranium is wonderful in stewed fruits or pies. Use essential oils: hops for sleep, lavender for headaches, eucalyptus for stiffness and valerian for anxiety. ——————————————————————————————————2/7—— Christmas Events has moved to 370 Life Cover For Less - ITV1 p386 Recipe Competition Planet Hol Index
P345 Teletext 345 Dec11 23:12:04    ——————————————————————————————————————— GOOD MOOD FOOD FOR CHRISTMAS SEASON What and when you eat can trigger, aggravate or dispel stress. So eat well to stay as stress-free as possible in the run up to Christmas. Never miss breakfast, as stress is worse if you skip this vital meal. Porridge and muesli give slow release energy till lunch. Eat brain-boosting protein for lunch, as well as meat, fish, poultry, rice, pasta or bread to keep energy high. ——————————————————————————————————3/7—— Recipe 346 Agony Aunt 349 NEW ONE-2-ONE DATING! NOW WITH TEXT RESPONSE See ITV1 p391 Recipe Competition Planet Hol Index
P345 Teletext 345 Dec11 23:17:17    ——————————————————————————————————————— HAVE YOU GOT A QUESTION FOR MICHAEL? If you'd like to ask Michael's advice on diet or nutrition, write to the Lifestyle desk. Mark your envelope "Diet Matters" at Teletext Ltd, PO Box 32549, London W4 5TX. Or e-mail him: lifestyle@teletext.co.uk. Sorry, we cannot provide factsheets. ——————————————————————————————————————— Frank Pilkington's Lovestars 348 C4 GET A BRAND NEW SEAT IBIZA FOR PENNIES? SEE p684 4/7 Recipe Competition Planet Hol Index
P345 Teletext 345 Dec11 23:17:17    ——————————————————————————————————————— GOOD MOOD FOOD FOR CHRISTMAS SEASON For a relaxed evening and good sleep eat pasta or rice with vegetables, or jacket potato with cheese or egg and fresh fruit. As stress levels rise alcohol consumption goes up too, but alcohol is a depressant and though you want to be calm, you don't want to be depressed. A couple of glasses of wine is fine, but two bottles isn't. You'll wake with a hangover and feel even more stressed. ——————————————————————————————————5/7—— Sorry, Michael cannot reply personally. CHECK OUR CHRISTMAS EVENT GUIDE p370 Recipe Competition Planet Hol Index
P345 Teletext 345 Dec11 23:11:44    ——————————————————————————————————————— GOOD MOOD FOOD FOR CHRISTMAS SEASON For real good-mood drinks try lime blossom or chamomile tea, which are the best stress busters. Use mint tea if indigestion is keeping you awake. Juice two apples, four kiwi fruit and a stick of celery and stir in \tsp of nutmeg. You'll feel much calmer. Blend a carton of live yoghurt, a tablespoon of chocolate powder, a banana and a sprinkle of cinnamon for a choccy mood-enhancing smoothie. ——————————————————————————————————6/7—— Christmas Events has moved to 370 IS LOVE IN THE AIR FOR YOU? p348 Recipe Competition Planet Hol Index
P345 Teletext 345 Dec11 23:16:10    ——————————————————————————————————————— GOOD MOOD FOOD FOR CHRISTMAS SEASON Start Christmas Day with scrambled egg on a slice of smoked salmon for mood-altering B vitamins and essential fatty acids. Drink Bucks Fizz for health. Instead of Christmas pud, chill out with 400ml Greek yoghurt, 125g honey, 5g vanilla, 300ml whipping cream, 1 tbsp calming lavender flowers. Mix together well and put in an ice cream maker or a shallow container, freeze for 2hrs. Whisk every 30 mins. ——————————————————————————————————7/7—— Angling weather and tips 159 ITV1 IS LOVE IN THE AIR FOR YOU? p348 Recipe Competition Planet Hol Index