With Thanksgiving just around the corner, here is a listing of foods that can make this holiday special and healthy OR its unfortunate opposite. Making just a few adjustments can be a major difference between staying well and having to deal with colds, flu or other illnesses.
The Top 5
These greens offer a surprising amount of fiber which will help with digestion of the Thanksgiving turkey. They’re also high in substances called glucosinolates, which have been shown to fight cancer, protect against DNA damage and clear the body of toxins.
Loaded with Vitamins A, C, and K, Collards also contain trace minerals such as manganese and folate. Low on iron? This is the substance for you.
It will help with your eyes, skin and overall muscle health. They are also a tasty source of antioxidant, beta carotene which protects against inflammation and cancer.
It is not Thanksgiving without it. Aside from being a health protein source, turkey contains tryptophan which is a precursor to the mood-elevating neurotransmitter, serotonin.
Another tasty choice which contains the cancer-fighting antioxidants and vitamin C. Green beans will also aid in digestion due to its high fiber content.
On the Flip Side, these are the substances that should be eliminated or at least kept at a minimum: