To stay Healthy in Christmas Day!

Posted on December 19, 2010


Sue recommends the following tips to eat, drink and healthy during the holiday season:

Making healthy choices for Christmas dinner

  • For starters try melon or smoked salmon. Salmon is a good source of omega-3 fatty acids for a healthy heart. Another option is a good soup of seasonal vegetables like parsnips, turnips, carrots, cauliflower, celery and leek.
  • Pile on the vegetables! Brussels sprouts, peas and carrots contain antioxidants that can help protect against heart disease and cancer. Resist the temptation to cover the spread butter or other fats. Remember, frozen, canned, dried and fresh vegetables all factored recommended five servings a day.
  • Turkey is low in fat and rich in protein, so why not a piece or two, but do not eat the skin or you will add more fat and calories.
  • Baked potatoes with vegetable oil spray, olive oil or sunflower oil. Cut in pieces, because they absorb less fat. Goose fat is so last year.
  • Christmas pudding is very low in fat and a small portion goes a long way. With sour cream or cream. A baked potato or fresh fruit salad with natural yoghurt is also a good choice with the result that valuable fiber and vitamins provides.

Choose healthy snacks

  • Satsumas are an excellent source of vitamin C, so make sure that a big bowl of these and other fruits available.
  • Choose reduced-fat chips or pretzels and raw vegetables with low fat sauces.
  • Nuts are a wonderful snack, healthy, with many possibilities, such as dates, figs and apricots.

Eat all the breakfast

make sure to eat a healthy breakfast at home. Christmas begins with a glass of fruit juice, whole grains (such as Weetabix or Ready Brek) or a few pieces of bread wheat. This gives you a slow release energy to keep your mood at the opening today and dinner preparations.

Use herbs and spices for seasoning food

Try to reduce eat the amount of salt. Salt can increase blood pressure raise and may risk of heart attack and stroke. Experiment with herbs and spices instead of in the food industry.

Recognize when enough is enough

Choose full, not stuffed. Listen to your body and stop eating and drinking, before going to loosen your belt. Instead of suffering for the next hour trying to digest the body, you can spend time with friends and family and we hope that the next meal.

Remember to exercise as important as healthy eating and a great way to burn calories. You can even children and entertainment, while avoiding possible claustrophobia that comes from too much time indoors. Physical activity is also an excellent way to reduce stress (and let’s face it, Christmas can be stressful).

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