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Holiday Hunger

While it's always great to share in the joy of the season and the festiveness of Holiday food, remember that everything in moderation is a good slogan to live by! And don't forget our Phillies Phitness slogan this Winter: "Eat the Rainbow!"

Fill your plates with colorful food items! Incorporate some fruits and veggies into your holiday plates. Don't overindulge on cookies, cakes/pies, and other sweet treats that find their way to your table this Holiday season! Eat a good balance of food each day…Eat The Rainbow!

Here are some common winter foods that are good and good for you!

  • Cranberries: Rich in antioxidants! High in vitamin C, E, and K, dietary fiber, and manganese.
  • Green beans: Easy source of vitamins A, C, K, B6, and folic acid. In terms of minerals, green beans are a good source of calcium, silicon, iron, manganese, potassium, and copper.

Go Nuts!

  • Almonds: Highest in calcium of all nuts! High in fiber, Vitamin E, and Magnesium; helps lower cholesterol, reduces risk of heart disease, and helps protect against diabetes.
  • Walnuts: Good source of vitamin E, omega-3 fats, and antioxidants. Research also shows walnut consumption may support brain health.
  • Pistachios: Other than being rich in Potassium, Vitamin K, fiber, and protein, research also suggests that pistachios have numerous benefits and may help to maintain good health, support an active lifestyle and reduce the risk of nutrition-related diseases.

And for you hot chocolate lovers -- Cocoa! Especially dark chocolate is rich in anti-oxidants and can help to lower blood pressure cholesterol. Cocoa contains important minerals such as manganese, copper, magnesium, and iron.