If the big meal on Thanksgiving is giving you anxiety about how you can still enjoy yourself when you encounter all the rich foods on Thursday, but maintain healthy eating habits, there’s good news – you can!
It all depends on what you load up on your plate – here are your nutritious best bets:
Brussels sprouts – more than any other green veggies, they’ve got the most anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory properties – so whether they’re roasted or sautéed, grab them any way you can.
Cranberries are loaded with antioxidants – but make sure you get the whole berries; you won’t get the same benefit from the jellied sauce from the can.
Pears have similar health benefits as apples and are rich in fiber — about 20% of your daily needs — and a variety of vitamins and minerals Look for them in either your salad or dessert course.
All nuts are rich in vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, healthy fats, protein, and fiber, but pecans are the ones you’re most likely to see on Thursday.
And finally, one of the best ways to get anti-inflammatory antioxidants and vitamins is to grab sweet potatoes instead of mashed russets.
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