May Your Holiday Season Be Light – How...

It's that time of year when extra calories lurk around every corner – baked goods at the office,  cocktails and snacks at holiday parties, chocolates in stockings and holiday dinners – that can average more than 4,500 calories and 220 grams of fat, according to the Calorie Control Council. A...

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Thanksgiving: The Battle of the Bulge

Did you know that the average American may consume more than 4,500 calories and a whopping 229 grams of fat during Thanksgiving?! You heard that right - 4,500 calories! And sadly, those figures only include snacking and the traditional Thanksgiving dinner, not breakfast or late evening munching. The average holiday...

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Myth or Fact? Holiday Foods.

Q: Traditional holiday foods are bad for your health - myth or fact?   A. Myth. Many holiday favorites are packed with nutrients. For example, sweet potatoes supply potassium and fiber and are loaded with the antioxidant vitamin A, which is important for a healthy immune system. Cranberries are high...

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Cranberry Apple Chutney

Makes about 4 cups Ingredients 2 cup water 2 cups sugar 2 tablespoons molasses 2 large Granny Smith apples, peeled and cut into small, thin slices 12 ounces fresh cranberries 1 cup golden raisins 1/3 cup red wine vinegar 2 tablespoons finely minced fresh ginger root 2 teaspoons hot curry...

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9 Classic Holiday Recipes Made-over Healthy

How can I avoid gaining weight over the holidays? It’s a question Americans ask every year. It’s commonly believed that Americans gain, on average, 5-10 pounds between Thanksgiving and New Year’s. However, it turns out that the average gain is closer to 1 pound — but think about gaining a pound...

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