Make Your Holiday Dinner a Healthy One
The Holidays are marked by family gatherings, gifts, kitchen aromas, and – unfortunately for most – overeating.
A typical holiday meal can add up to 3,000 calories or more. That’s one-and-a-half times the average adult’s entire daily allowance! And that’s not counting generous portions, second helpings, etc.
But packing on the pounds doesn’t necessarily have to be a holiday tradition. In fact, many traditional foods are actually very nutritious, that is, before we pile on tons of fat and sugar. For example, turkey is an excellent source of lean protein, folic acid, and vitamins B, B1, B6; and the minerals zinc and potassium. Pumpkins are rich sources of dietary fiber, antioxidants, minerals, and vitamins A, C, and E. And the rich red color of cranberries indicates they are high in anthocyanins, a powerful type of antioxidant.
This Holiday Season, be good to yourself and to your body by making healthier choices. Here are a few suggestions:
*Source: www.caloriecount.about.com. Accessed 12/19/11.
Afterwards – and weather permitting – why not invite friends and family members for a light walk? It’s an activity that nearly everyone can do, and it can be a great way to burn off some of those excess calories. (Just remember not to walk immediately after eating.)
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Until next week,
Best Wishes for Ultimate Health and Majestic Dreams!
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