Thanksgiving - Healthy Food Holiday actually

Thanksgiving - Healthy Food Holiday actually

Relax and enjoy. Most traditional Thanksgiving foods have good nutritional value.

These are some of the healthiest foods on your Thanksgiving menu...


Healthy Thanksgiving menu items 

Turkey

Good muscle-building protein,light or dark meat is good for you...but watch the fatty skin.

Sweet Potatoes

Low in calories, with lots of powerful antioxidants like lycopene. They are good baked, stuffed, mashed, roasted or whipped into sweet potato pie. 

Potatoes are a good source of fiber, potassium and vitamin C

Cranberries

Cranberries are packed with fiber,vitamin C and anthocyanins. 

They are a superfood, good antioxidants.

Green Beans

Loaded with lots of vitamins, like C, A and K, and good iron and fiber – all for low calories. Good healthy choice.

Apples

High in vitamins A and C and the inflammation-fighting phytochemical quercetin. Even the peels are worth keeping when you make pies, tarts and applesauce,  nutrients are found in them. Organic if you can.

Thanksgiving Healthy dish

Pumpkin

Both the pumpkin flesh and the seeds give you vitamins, minerals, omega-3s. Also rich in antioxidants like lutein and beta carotene. 


Sage

You can smell it's thanksgiving with this aromatic herb. Sage has an extensive history as a medicinal herb.
The health benefits of sage are attributed to flavonoids, which are known for their antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties


Cinnamon

Cinnamon is loaded with nutrients that your body will greatly benefit from. You’ll also get a dose of fiber, calcium and iron.
Regular consumption of this toasty spice can help keep blood sugar and cholesterol down.
In the middle ages, doctors used cinnamon to treat coughs, sore throat and arthritis. Today, Cinnamon is ranked as the second most popular spice in the U.S. next to black pepper 

Any Vegetables: Use new veg in the traditional green bean casserole. Try something new and delicious, such as purple cauliflower.

Roasting vegetables is an easy way to bring out their natural sweetness. Roasting vegetables is an easy way to bring out their natural sweetness. Combine a few, like as carrots, beets and Brussels sprouts. Spray on some olive oil and put them in an oven for a warm and yummy healthy hit.

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