Thanksgiving dinners are filled with high-fat, high-cholesterol and starchy foods that are not very heart-healthy. With some planning and portion management, you can enjoy yourself without hurting your heart.
Don’t overeat. With over a month of holidays, it’s easy overeat this time of year. Limit yourself to one serving. Taking a break from eating can help you realize you are already full. Also limit alcohol intake.
Vegetables are the healthiest for your heart, while the worst is gravy.
Dark meat and turkey skin are high in saturated fat and cholesterol. Try to limit yourself to a few bites at most.
There are many ways to keep your heart healthy this holiday season. Enjoy yourself and stay healthy. Learn more at https://www.uwhealth.org/news/thanksgiving-tips-for-heart-health