I hope you all had a lovely Christmas like I did. Apart from the usual drinking and eating, I really appreciated and looked back at the past twelve months, some with positivity, and some unfortunately dark and difficult times for me. Despite this I have always tried to remain positive, especially when it came to eating more healthy, as I feel that a positive mind means positive health.
I was trying to reflect this a little bit while I was eating my Christmas dinner. I was really trying to find out all the healthy aspects of what I was eating that day. So luckily I found a few healthy points to bear in mind.
- Turkey- this is low in saturated fat and it is a healthier version than chicken. It is also a great source of iron and zinc, which is great for red blood cells and for improving the immune system.
- Roast potatoes- great source of energy which is needed to run around after the children or for dancing with your loved ones after a few alcoholic drinks
- Carrots- counts towards your five portions of fruit and vegetables a day, this is packed full of vitamin A, which really helps the eyes to function properly, it is also rich in fibre
- Brussel sprouts- I personally don't like this but it is great source of vitamin C, K and B6 which can help to fight fatigue, and packed full of folic acid, so if you are expecting this is great!
- Finally if you are a vegetarian, and are having a nut roast instead, then count yourself lucky, as it is full of protein, fibre, healthy fats, vitamins and minerals which can all help to lower blood cholesterol, and reduce the chances of heart disease.
So there you have it, there is some way of having a healthy Christmas, even though there is usually plenty of food that day, oh and the alcohol.