Though Thanksgiving dinner is treasured by many Americans, the meal typically isn’t heart-healthy.
Including holiday staples such as mashed potatoes and stuffing, the traditional feast is full of fatty, high-cholesterol foods, says the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
For a healthier holiday meal, the school suggests:
Devote most of your plate to vegetables, such as green beans, carrots and squash.
Don’t drench everything in gravy. Use as little as you can.
Limit turkey skin and dark meat.
Have a small slice of pie for dessert. Resist a second helping.
The school says after all is said and done, one meal won’t ruin your heart and arteries. It urges you to eat healthy during the holiday season overall.