Feeling a Little Stressed? Try Some Cheese.
As merry as the holidays can be, they can also cause quite a bit of stress. If you're feeling overwhelmed, just grab a hunk of cheese! Certain components of cheese, such as casein, amino acids, and Tryptophan, can help alleviate stress, holiday or otherwise. So stick by the cheeseplate this Christmas, and you'll be good to go.
The “simplicity” of cheese is part of its success as a near-perfect food. Cheese undergoes proteolysis, breaking the complex proteins into their constituent peptides and amino acids, making it easier for our digestive systems to absorb those elemental nutrients and then to use those to build all the protein chains of which we are composed.