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Have a Healthy Thanksgiving By Adding These Foods

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November 23, 2011 by The ReadyWriter


With Thanksgiving being celebrated around the world tomorrow, families everywhere will sit down and feast on a traditional Thanksgiving dinner (with their favorites) of turkey and all the trimmings.

Registered dietician Ellie Krieger has seven superfoods that can help you see better, increase your energy and make your skin look more youthful.

Krieger recently appeared onInside Editionwith Deborah Norville where she explained the benefits of eating healthy by including these 7 superfoods in your holiday meals.

Superfood #1: Kale

“Kale is great for your eyes because it has lutein that can help your eyes and prevent damage from aging.” Sauté it or throw it in a salad.

Superfood #2: Dried cherries

“Especially tart cherries. Interestingly, they contain melatonin which has been shown to help regulate sleep patterns.” They’re great as a snack or toss them in a salad, pancakes or muffins.

Superfood #3: Salmon which is loaded with omega-3 fats. (One of my favorites)

“Omega-3 fats reduces the inflammation in the body. So inflammation is thought to be at the root of many diseases, including heart disease, rheumatoid arthritis, even cancers. Fresh salmon costs about $20 per pound. You can get a can of salmon which will run you about $4 per pound and it has all the omega fats.”

Superfood #4: Mangoes

“Mangoes are  great for your immune system. They have about 80% of your Vitamin C requirement in just one cup.”

Superfood #5: Pinto beans

“Pinto beans are one of the highest antioxidant contents of any beans, and you know what? They cost .13 cents a cup.”

Superfood #6: Sweet potatoes

“Sweet potatoes, great for your skin. The orange in them, the thing that makes them orange is beta-carotene, which is a form of Vitamin A, and this powerful antioxidant vitamin targets the skin. So it specifically can help prevent damage from the sun, which causes wrinkling and so on.”

Superfood #7: Almonds

“They have  protein, healthy fat, and fiber. Those things combined can help keep your energy up all afternoon,” said Krieger.

None of these are expensive or hard to prepare.

For more information on recipes for healthy eating, visit www.EllieKrieger.com

Happy Thanksgiving Ceo Readers!!!!

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80 thoughts on “Have a Healthy Thanksgiving By Adding These Foods

  1. FloridaGurl says:

    <— does NOT want a "healthy" tasting thanksgiving. thats for the other 363 (minus Christmas) days is for

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  2. Mahogany says:

    Nice post. Thanks Tra….Happy Thanksgiving Bo 🙂

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  3. BrownGirl says:

    Thanks for looking out Tra but I plan on being real ignorant with my food selection tomorrow. I want to wake up Friday hating myself

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  4. CorporateBitch says:

    informational but i’ll pass

    i do watch ellie’s show on food network (or cooking channel, don’t remember what network she’s on)

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  5. Yvonne says:

    Um…Me and sweet potatoes just can’t get along

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  6. Adriane says:

    Why does that Turkey looked burnt, undercooked and dry at the same time? Someone should have fed it some Kale & Sweet Potatoes.

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    • Shawnia says:

      Why does that Turkey looked burnt, undercooked and dry at the same time?
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      I thought all turkeys looked burnt, undercooked and dry. They sure taste that way, which is why I don’t eat turkey.

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  7. Dana says:

    Juice the kale… yummy….I’ll be drinking kale and murking fried Turkey…

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  8. Al-scream says:

    no turkey for me

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  9. Cindy says:

    i’m making chicken tenderloins (bc that’s what i had in the freezer and wasn’t bout to buy nothin else) 🙂

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  10. CoCo says:

    Yes I must say that’s the Kim Kardashian of turkeys, muthafugga dry as hell.

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  11. Wanda says:

    Nice post!!! 🙂 thx 🙂

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  12. Lexy says:

    healthy this healthy that!! 😦 Ugh!

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  13. Acquitta says:

    Tracy I have never seen a turkey like that. Plus, I buy Amish Turkey.

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  14. HarlemGirl says:

    Haven’t eaten baked turkey since I discovered the fried version years ago. Today has been horribly slow…

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  15. DaisyDukes says:

    Happy Thanksgiving Ceo Family!!!!!

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  16. Lexy says:

    @TRACY, HEY!!!!!
    SO U COOKN THIS HOLIDAY?

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  17. Jamilla says:

    WHO PUTS NUTS AND FRUIT IN THEY STUFFIN.. I SAY THAT HAS TO BE A WHITE THING.. BUT THEN AGAIN U DONT SEE US ADDING JALAPENOS TAMALES AND TACOS TO IT

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    • EbonyEyes says:

      WHO PUTS NUTS AND FRUIT IN THEY STUFFIN.. I SAY THAT HAS TO BE A WHITE THING.. BUT THEN AGAIN U DONT SEE US ADDING JALAPENOS TAMALES AND TACOS TO IT
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      hey 2eaches own.

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    • Ms. Kayla says:

      @Jamilla
      I know someone who puts sugar in all her chit. Greens, dressing, mac and cheese errthang. I almost went into a diabetic coma one year from a fuckin sugar rush. From that moment I started cooking my own shit on Thanksgiving

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  18. Al-scream says:

    How bout mushrooms in Macaroni? had that on a plate from the inlaws ended badly I didnt eat it they tried to check me on it long story short I dont get that invite no mo

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  19. Al-scream says:

    I love Jalepeno cornbread

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  20. Rezzie says:

    Give thanks for what you have abundantly! And praise God from whom all blessings flow.

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  21. Angelhair says:

    I ate my ass off yesterday and to the tune of nothing on Tra’s healthy eating list up there. lol 🙂

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  22. Valerie says:

    Hi everyone !!!
    i’m home, and having lunch !

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  23. Olivijah says:

    Hello CEO fam.
    I hope that all of you enjoyed your Thanksgiving Holiday!!!

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  24. CoCo says:

    Did anyone go shopping last night or this morning before going to work?

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  25. Lexy says:

    Goodmorning everyone 🙂

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  26. Mahogany says:

    IS ANYBODY ELSE AT WORK TODAY WHYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!

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