Stuffing, pies, football, parades and family―what’s not to love about Thanksgiving? Kicking off the holiday season, Thanksgiving brings the whole family together for a day of giving thanks, catching up, and of course, eating delicious food. Thanksgiving is also Family Health History Day making it the perfect holiday, when family is together, to talk about […]
Overeating is as much of a Thanksgiving tradition as parades and football. According to the Calorie Control Council, the average American consumes about 4,500 calories on Thanksgiving. This year, kick off the holiday season on a healthier note with these tips to prevent the “festive fifteen.” A healthy diet is key to preventing cancer and […]
No Thanksgiving dinner is complete without my favorite staple side dish- sweet potatoes. Most recipes call for marshmallows, butter and lots of sugar, but an unhealthy diet can increase your risk for cancer. This year, try this healthy take on the Thanksgiving classic. This recipe tastes like an indulgence without all the calories. Sweet Potato […]
Thanksgiving is a day of gratitude. It seems counter-intuitive then, that as we give thanks for our blessings—our health, I hope, chief among them—that we do not make an effort to live healthfully on this day. In fact, most of us do quite the opposite, eating rich foods to the point of discomfort and moving little.
It’s not the only way! Eating healthy and staying active throughout the year is a key factor in preventing cancer. In fact, new research shows that as much as one third of cancer deaths are linked to diet and physical activity. It’s certainly ok to indulge every now and then, but you can still make sure that your Thanksgiving meal includes plenty of vegetables, beans and whole grains.
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