The Women's Journal

The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year

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By Kelly Bachman

The holiday season is often a joyous time of year for so many people – providing ample opportunities to gather with loved ones, embrace or establish family traditions, and express gratitude through thoughtful gifts and good food. But the holidays can also be stressful, impacting your physical and mental health, so it’s important to take steps to ensure you stay calm, cool and collected.

One step worth taking? Watch what you eat! Did you know certain foods can help reduce stress and keep you calm through the hustle and bustle? Here is a quick list of some foods you should have on your holiday wishlist:

Oranges, bell peppers and broccoli – all high in vitamin C, which is found to help reduce anxiety

 Turkey, eggs and pumpkin seeds – all high in tryptophan, which can impact serotonin levels and improve overall mood and sleep quality

 Salmon, oysters and walnuts – all high in omega-3 fatty acids, which have been found to reduce depression and anxiety

Beyond what you eat, how you prepare and consume your holiday meals can also impact your stress levels and overall well-being. Try to plan ahead and pre-make items that can hold up well in the fridge or freezer. When eating at a holiday gathering, try to put food on a plate and walk away rather than stand by the spread and graze, and be thoughtful about how you are feeling – try not to overeat to avoid feeling bloated or tired.

Another way to cut down on stress levels? Let Jamestown Hospitality Group (JHG) be in charge of the menu. Whether you coordinate a group event out at one of our many upscale nightlife and restaurant venues in DE, PA and MD, including Tonic Seafood & Steak in Wilmington, DE, Giordano’s in Kennett Square, PA and Deep Blue at Kitty Knight in Galena, MD. Or you create an exclusive menu with Jamestown Catering that will leave your guests speechless (and full!), we will ensure the highest quality cuisine, exceptional customer service and one less thing you need to worry about this holiday season.

About Us

Jamestown Hospitality Group is a Wilmington-based hospitality & event company with a diversified portfolio of upscale nightlife & restaurant venues. Longtime friends Chris Blackwell and Paul Bouchard established Jamestown Hospitality Group in 2015. Their vision was born out of a need to bring high-quality service to the Wilmington, Delaware area. With a commitment to excellence, passion, relationships, ownership, and a team-centered work environment, our group is able to provide world-class service to our customers.

Jamestown Catering     2510 West 5th Street in Wilmington     (302) 510-8071

Park Cafe     2510 West 5th Street in Wilmington     (302) 543-2233

Tonic Seafood & Steak     111 West 11th Street in Wilmington     (302) 777-2040

Deep Blue at Kitty Knight     14028 Augustine Herman Highway in Georgetown     (410) 648-5200

Giordano’s    633 East Cypress Street in Kennett Square     (610) 444-5733

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