Christmas dinner to bring in the holiday spirit

It’s hard to think that ‘festive eating’ and ‘healthy’ can be said in the same breath. Usually, Christmas dinner is associated with unhealthy eating because of the kinds of food that are served there.

What if I tell you that Christmas dinner can be good for you, health-wise.  As a matter of fact, it can be better for you than you think.


Turkey is a great source of high-quality protein, as well as being naturally low in fat – particularly when the skin is removed., the festive bird is high in tryptophan, which can help to boost your mood.


Parsnips are low in calories but high in fiber, making them a perfect healthy accompaniment to your Christmas dinner. Parsnips are high in folate, which reduces the risk of high blood pressure and helps prevent birth defects in unborn babies.


The vibrant vegetable is packed with carotenoids such as alpha-carotene, beta-carotene, and lutein, which help to protect vision and reduce the risk of age-related macular degeneration. 

Cranberry sauce

The popular condiment is packed with antioxidants and nutrients essential for good health. Several studies have identified links between consuming cranberries and reduced risks of heart disease


Many of us like to accompany our Christmas dinner with a glass or two of wine. a little bit of vino could actually be good for you. When drunk in moderation, the antioxidants in red wine can help to cut heart disease risk, protect against cancer and fight against wrinkles.

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