Festivals are all about family, new clothes, gifts and most importantly, sumptuous food!! And when it’s Christmas, the joy is double and tripled and so are the varieties of dishes. The special Christmas Dinner is indeed special because of the great history and also its health benefits. You must have had very little idea about the health benefits behind the tasty dishes served on the table at your Christmas dinner.
The Lavish dinner is not really lavish without a roasted Turkey on the table. The dish that is very popular across the globe is the main dish at every Christma dinner party and also most parties hosted during the winter. A great source of lean protein, Turkey when cooked to perfection tastes divine. It also contains an amino acid called tryptophan which is vital for serotonin production – the “Happy Hormone”.
Served with a lot of goodness, Brussels sprouts are just perfect for children to munch on whenever hungry. A great source of energy, Vitamin K and plenty of B Vitamins like folate, Brussels Sprouts are included in the meals throughout the season.
Winter, Christmas, celebrations, and a Cranberry to top it !! Yes, that’s the definition of a happy meal. Cranberries contain anthocyanin and loads of vitamin C, are naturally very sweet. The berries are used in a lot of sweet dishes during the entire season.
We all love them, don’t we? Potatoes are a good source of potassium and carbohydrates. The potatoes, when cooked and eaten with their skin, provide great health benefits due to its fibre.
Cooked in a thousand ways, carrots add beauty, color and, goodness to every dish they are in. A storehouse of vitamins and minerals essential for a healthy body, carrots are full of fibre making them low in calories. Enjoy a meal with carrots that are served with the other mouth-watery dishes to make the dinner a complete and wholesome meal.
The yummy salmon, smoked and dressed with the perfect ingredients is one dish that finds its place on the Christmas dinner table in every home. It is full of omega 3 fats which are good for the brain and for a healthy heart. Salmon is also a good source of protein and vitamin D. It is cooked occasionally and is not a regular dish as it has high sodium levels.
And finally the most awaited, the most loved food, CHOCOLATE !!
Making your already happy taste buds happier than ever, chocolate not only comes with a divine taste but also great health benefits. Cocoa has antioxidants like flavanol and resveratrol, which thankfully, make it very healthy and good for the heart. Dark chocolate with less sugar quotient is good for health and can be taken regularly is limited quantities.
This Christmas, let us fill our plates with lots of food – good, healthy and, tasty food. Welcome the celebrations with good food that will help you stay fit and healthy as you enter the new year.
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