As you attend Thanksgiving festivities, keep the food you eat on your brain, as well as in your stomach. Overall, it will make for a healthier you. Here’s some food for thought this Thanksgiving…
Be Thankful For Your Turkey Because:
* Vitamin B 3 lowers blood cholesterol.
* Vitamin B 6 helps to maintain the tone of muscles.
* It contains protein, selenium, niacin and vitamin B12.
* Its low in fat; contains folic acid, zinc and potassium.
* It aids in tissue repair, heart disease and birth defects.
* The amino acid tryptophan helps to kill cancer cells.
* The mood enhancer serotonin is made from tryptophan.
* It helps to maintain testosterone levels in men, which improves sex drive.
* Selenium gives you healthy skin and helps with brain function.
On second thought, keep these stats in mind, if you are counting calories.
(*average amount of calories, ingredients vary)
* Turkey White Meat 4 oz. – 180 calories
* Dark Meat Turkey 4 oz. – 323 calories
* Cured Ham 6 oz.- 300 calories
* Prime Rib 6 oz. – 350 calories
* Stuffing 1/2 cup – 180 calories
* Mashed Potatoes 1/2 c. – 150 calories
* Sweet Potato 1/2 c. – 150 calories
* Baked Potato w/Sour Cream. – 150 calories
* Green Bean Casserole 1/2 c. – 225 calories
* Sweet Potato Casserole 3/4 c. – 625 calories
* Dinner Roll – 110 calories
* Pat of Butter – 45 calories
* Pumpkin Pie 1 pc. – 180 calories
* Pecan Pie 1 pc. – 480 calories
* Apple Pie 1 pc. – 410 calories
* Ice cream 1/2 c. – 145 calories
* Mixed Drink – 250 calories
* Glass of Wine – 85-150 calories
* Coffee w/ cream & sugar – 100 calories
* Black Coffee – 5 calories
* Apple Cider Or Juice – 120 calories
* Egg Nog, 1 cup – 345 calories
Despite the uncertainty of things today, we are all blessed and very lucky. Wishing you and your families a healthy and happy Thanksgiving!