Curious if you should feel guilty after your Christmas dinner? Here’s some good news about all that yummy food…
- Turkey is almost all protein which is the building block of almost all body tissues. It is also great source of the amino acid tryptophan (which makes you sleep well) and has selenium (a mineral essential for your thyroid).
- Those sulfur-rich veg like Brussels sprouts, onions and garlic provide protection from oxidative damage and support for insulin production.
- Potatoes provide vitamin C, vitamin B6, potassium and manganese… especially if you left the skins on when you mashed them. (Many fruits and veg have more concentrated vitamins and minerals in the skin than in the flesh.)
- Cranberries are a great source of fiber, vitamin C and manganese. (Hopefully, you made your sauce from scratch to control how much sugar went in.)
- And any herbs and spices are abundant in phytonutrients.
I won’t make any claims about the dessert(s) that may have followed! But know that the meal itself was likely healthy, loaded with stuff that is good for your body.
And I hope you enjoyed your meal and the company of your loved ones. After all, feeding the body and the heart is the best way to eat.