MANILA, DECEMBER 10, 2007 (STAR) The pressure of last-minute shopping, the expense for the gifts, the office parties, and family reunions can cause stress during the holidays.

This is why Nescafé Protect, the breakthrough coffee product with three times the antioxidant protection of green tea, shares helpful tips to prevent holiday-related stress.

Plan ahead. Make a holiday binder and list down the things you have to organize, the people you have to buy gifts for and any ideas you might have for the gifts. Write down all the events and parties you plan to attend this season and the recipes for the family dinners or reunions. You might be planning to eat out during Christmas so this would give you an idea of the amount of food you have to prepare.

Shop early. Don’t wait for last-minute shopping. Shopping should be done as early as possible. This way, you can space out the expenses and avoid the shopping rush at malls.

Delegate tasks. Remember, Christmas is not just for one person. Every family member should take part in making the holiday season memorable. Learn to delegate and turn Christmas activities such as gift-wrapping, shopping or cooking into a family affair.

Set realistic targets and deadlines. Setting time limits that you cannot actually meet will only add to your anxiety.

Spread the Christmas cheer. Christmas is about sharing your blessings. Being nicer to an officemate or your neighbor will work wonders. Donate to the unfortunate.

Take a breather even if it’s only for 10 minutes. It is important to recharge your energy levels. Browse through a magazine, listen to relaxing music or have an antioxidant-rich cup of coffee with Nescafé Protect. According to, “two cups of coffee are all it takes to overcome fatigue and feel alert.”

Nescafé Protect undergoes a special process to help preserve the maximum amount of antioxidants.

Antioxidants break the destructive chain reaction caused by free radicals, which are triggered by exposure to atmospheric radiation and environmental pollutants such as cigarette smoke and pollution.

While our bodies naturally produce antioxidants, experts say we need to obtain additional antioxidants from beverages such as coffee to prevent the degeneration of our body. 

Chief News Editor: Sol Jose Vanzi

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