Add more healthy foods to your Thanksgiving dinner table
Since we work in medical marketing we constantly promote a healthy lifestyle to thwart heart disease, cancer and chronic disease … our clients do, too.
Ninety-one percent of Americans will eat turkey on thanksgiving. Lucky for those 286 million folks the low-fat and high-protein turkey breast is a good choice of poultry for a healthy diet. But it’s the plethora of side dishes that are the culprit in packing on the pounds: mashed potatoes, Snickers salad, cranberry stuffing, pecan pie and other temptations.
The average American will consume more than 4,500 calories and 229 grams of fat on Thanksgiving Day alone! To put this in perspective, a person weighing 150 pounds will need to run 7.5 mph for four hours (aka a marathon) in order to burn 4,500 calories!