The autumn leaves fall to the ground along with many diet routines of the American population. Fall and winter brings leftover halloween candy, roasted turkey smothered in gravy at Thanksgiving, and Grandma’s Christmas cookies stuffed with chocolate chunks. Needless to say, it’s hard to stay healthy around the holidays.
However, with more of the American population being affected by diabetes and obesity, it is important to control our cravings this time of year. This Thanksgiving, make sure to add some of these healthy superfoods to your plate. Pile on the sweet potatoes that are filled with powerful antioxidants to help the immune system. However, skip the sweet potatoes if they have marshmallows and pounds of sugar piled on top. Add some cranberries to your pie to help your heart and fight off bacteria. Slide the squash on over since it’s packed with vitamin A and beta carotene. Lastly, enjoy some guilt free low calorie cauliflower stuffed with disease preventing powers.
Overcome the winter diet pitfalls by sticking to these antioxidant, low calorie vegetables during the holidays. Here are more healthy Thanksgiving recipes.