Health and Wellness Information
Keep Your Plate in Shape For the Holidays!
- Decorate your plate for the holidays with dark green and red fruits and veggies. Tis the season for cranberries and pomegranates rich in vitamin C. Toss a handful of pomegranate seeds on top of fresh spinach salad for a festive look.
- Hearty whole grain fruit and nut breads make tasty, healthy treats. Whole grains can help lower cholesterol, manage your weight, and control your blood sugar. Nuts add heart healthy fats to the mix.
- Find your calcium in a low-fat nog. If making your own, use egg substitute in place of whole eggs, 1 percent or skim milk in place of whole milk, and substitute fat-free creamer for heavy cream. Add plenty of cinnamon and nutmeg to spice things up.
- Sparkling water mixed with 100 percent cranberry or grapefruit juice not only look great but make a great alternative to sugary or alcohol drinks: Calories from drinks can add up quickly. Limit alcoholic drinks to no more than one per day for women or two per day for men. You can also add orange, lemon, lime, or mint to sparkling water for a holiday feel.
- Enjoy the taste of your favorite festive foods: The more you try to avoid your holiday favorites, the more you will want to overindulge in them. Go ahead and enjoy those foods that are only served once a year. Skip what you can get anytime.
- Find time for festive fitness: Take the family ice or roller skating, start a new tradition of a family 5K, or hit the lanes.
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