Stress Reducing Food

a la Dreezy cause he knows
1. i'm a teacher
2. i have a MM

1. Berries, any berries
Eat them one by one instead of M&Ms when the pressure's on. For those tough times when tension tightens your jaw, try rolling a frozen berry around in your mouth. And then another, and another. Since the carbs in berries turn to sugar very slowly, you won't have a blood sugar crash. The bonus: They're a good source of vitamin C, which helps fight a jump in the stress hormone cortisol

2. Guacamole
If you're craving something creamy, look no further. Avocados are loaded with B vitamins, which stress quickly depletes and which your body needs to maintain nerves and brain cells. Plus their creaminess comes from healthy fat. Scoop up the stuff with whole-grain baked chips-crunching keeps you from gritting your teeth.

3. Mixed nuts
Just an ounce will help replace those stress-depleted Bs (walnuts), give you a whopping amount of zinc (Brazil nuts)-it's also drained by high anxiety-and boost your E (almonds), which helps fight cellular damage linked to chronic stress. Buy nuts in the shell and think of it as multi-tasking: With every squeeze of the Nutcracker, you're releasing a little bit of tension.

4. Oranges
People who take a 1,000 mg of C before giving a speech have lower levels of cortisol and lower blood pressure than those who don't. So lean back, take a deep breath, and concentrate on peeling a large orange. The 5-minute mindfulness break will ease your mind and you'll get a bunch of C as well.

5. Asparagus
Each tender stalk is a source of folic acid, a natural mood-lightener. Dip the spears in fat-free yogurt or sour cream for a hit of calcium with each bite.

6. Chai tea
A warm drink is a super soother, and curling up with a cup of aromatic decaf chai tea (Tazo makes ready-to-brew bags) can make the whole evil day go away.

7. Dark chocolate
Okay, there's nothing in it that relieves stress, but when only chocolate will do, reach for the dark, sultry kind that's at least 70% cocoa. You figure if the antioxidant flavonoids in it are potent enough to fight cancer and heart disease, they've got to be able to temper tension's effects.


Luda, Sit Down

Know what? I hate that he wants to bitch and moan about Oprah. I really do. Don't try to be hard and then get mad because you say she doesn't care about hip hop. But why should she though? She's a 55-year-old BILLIONAIRE. Hip hop is not her core audience. You don't watch her show, do you? Would you even know if she had hip hop people on there? And Oprah will call you out WHICH YOU ALREADY KNOW so I really doubt you want to appear on there. Her white audience will be stomping and cheering and you'll really get pissed.

Remember when she said you should stop calling women bitches and hoes and you said women should stop calling each other bitches and hoes. True indeed. But that DOES NOT give you license to further perpetuate it and go all out to call women bitches and hoes and talk about all the area codes your hoes are in and how you have the red light district and on and on and on you go about your hoes. Why don't you actually give uplifting a shot.

Oh, "Runaway Love"? Yeah that's alright but it rings kind of hollow when your preceeding single was "Shake Your Moneymaker" complete with half-naked girls, snakes and piles of money they're rolling around in. Yeah.. real uplifting.

So I'm sure you heard about his Grammy appearance. He called out OPRAH AND BILL O'REILLY IN THE SAME SENTENCE. You should be shot. Let's not talk about how much Oprah has done for the black community. Maybe you do stuff Luda, but she has mobilized MILLIONS to not only commend her for what she's done but to MOVE. Stop smellin yourself and recognize. Fool. Clay Cane thinks you're stupid, too.


Grilled Cheese Chef

You should be ashamed to come on Food Network and call yourself that. So you went to culinary school and perfected the grilled cheese? The best ways to slice the cheese and the bread? Any julienning involved? Get out of here. This dude is like the cheese can't be to thin. Thick enough and its just right. Just about any bread works. We like to switch it up with provolone cheese. The best side dish is tomato soup...

I hate that you have made money off of crap I wouldn't even eat as a child. I hated grilled cheese unless it had ham on it (it is nearly impossible to get me to eat a meatless meal and a sandwich? as a child, then answer would have been hell no. no wish sandwiches, sugar sandwiches or mayonnaise sandwiches for me. you may have been cut for even suggesting it.) and tomato soup is disgusting.

I'm JUST starting to eat tomatoes and they have to be firm and ripe. If they are soggy, prepare to incur my wrath. I don't want your leftover, throwaway tomatoes. I've always loved ketchup and Italian food (spaghetti must have meat sauce of course) but I really cannot see myself ever eating the pureed tomato crap that is soup. EW!

If you're gonna call yourself a chef, at least be a real sandwich chef. Seriously. I'm a sandwich connoisseur (stop hatin, that page made me drool) and I know a good one when I see one. Cheese (no matter what kind) and bread ain't it.


Cashmere Socks

I have two pair. Got them from the gap. They are adorable and fabulous. They were on sale. Who has cashmere socks? *cups mouth and tilts back* "PIMP TIGHT!" Hilarious.