The Mayo Clinic Shares “10 Healthy Holiday Eating Tips”

With the holidays upon us, many families are thinking about special meals, which often leads to more rich foods and desserts than we typically consume and…overindulgence. A while back, the Mayo Clinic published "10 Healthy Holiday Eating Tips,"helpful ideas on how to enjoy the holidays while being mindful of food and beverage choices. We thought these tips were especially timely now and wanted to share. Some of the tips mentioned include the following: “don’t skip meals; contribute a healthy dish; choose your splurges; choose drinks wisely; say no to food pushers; and don’t feel guilty.”

Another suggestion, “think color,” suggests you “make a plate look festive by including fruits and veggies, and aim to cover half the plate.”

Mubashar A. Choudry M.D., F.A.C.C., Chief Medical Officer of Washington Vascular
Specialists, agrees that mindful eating is important during the holidays. He advised, “During COVID-19, many people are spending more time at home where unhealthy food choices are particularly tempting. Also, many are experiencing anxiety and stress because of the pandemic.” Dr. Choudry added, “Healthy choices are especially important as we’re heading into the colder months when it may be more challenging to exercise outside.”

Click here for full article and explanation of all 10 tips.

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