November 2012 Archives

Thanksgiving is the beginning of the delicious holiday season known for packing pounds and breaking healthy diet habits. However, not all festive foods are bad for you. Here are some foods that can help you celebrate a nutritious Thanksgiving. Cranberries are packed with phytonutrient, vitamins, and minerals.  It is also good for the kidneys, bladder, and skin. Pumpkin is also commonly used during this holiday and is very high in carotenoids and is a good source of fiber.

Don’t forget to spice up your foods!  Those spices and other potent flavor adding foods have tremendous health promoting properties. See below to see the present your holiday spices are packing for you:

  • Helps digestion - cinnamon, ginger,   clove, anise, fennel, oregano, rosemary
  • Anti-inflammatory - rosemary, tumeric, cinnamon, ginger
  • Anti-cancer - cayenee, turmeric, garlic, oregano
  • Lower blood sugar - cinnamon, clove, oregano, sage, garlic
  • Lower blood pressure - cinnamon, garlic, oregano, cardamom, onion
  • Antioxidant - clove, cinnamon, oregano, tumeric

The turkey is our middle man.   He is high in protein and will help fill us up, so instead of having three servings of stuffing we can be satisfied with just one.

Try and remember, there will be plenty of leftovers so you don’t have to try and get it all in at once and gorge yourself.  Eat slow and you will get full with less food. Fill up on salad and non-starchy veggies.  Have sensible amounts of protein. Use coconut oil andcoconut milk products for healthy fats which give flavor and fill you up.  When it comes to carbs its all about moderation.  Do your best.  Most importantly….

 ENJOY! Enjoy the food and the

time with the family!  GiveTHANKS for all you have, and remember

to be GIVING