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Christmas Food

How Much Did You Eat Over Christmas??!!

I hope you enjoyed every mouthful! Don’t feel guilty as lots of the foods that we eat at Christmas is very nutritious!

BRUSSEL SPROUTS

An excellent source of vitamin C, vitamin A, folic acid and fibre. They also contain powerful phytochemicals called glucosinolates, which support the body’s detoxification enzymes, helping to clear potentially carcinogenic substances more quickly.

TURKEY

Contains immune-supportive selenium & zinc, heart-healthy niacin & vitamin B6 and protein.

SATSUMAS

A great source of flavanoids and vitamin C and this combination is particularly useful to the immune system, the lens of the eye, and in the connective tissues of the body such as the joints and gums. Don’t forget to eat the pith too; it contains the flavonoid hesperidin which has anti-inflammatory properties.

WALNUTS

A traditional Christmas nut that provide an essential omega 3 fat, alpha linolenic acid, which has numerous health benefits including helping to optimise brain and immune function and cardiovascular, skin, eye and joint health.

CRANBERRIES

Low in sugar and have good levels of vitamin C and fibre. They also contain a special blend of phytonutrients such as proanthocyanidins (PAC), anthocyanins and flavonols that work in synergy to provide unique antioxidant benefits.

CINNAMON

This spice can slow the rate at which the stomach empties after meals which consequently reduces the rise in blood sugar. It has also been shown to improve the body’s response to the hormone insulin. Cinnamon is thought to have anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial and antioxidant properties.

CHESTNUTS

The only nut to contain vitamin C and a great source of B vitamins, manganese and magnesium. The absolute best way to eat them is roasting on an open fire with Jack Frost nipping at your nose!

Merry Christmas Everyone.

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