Today’s Solutions: December 05, 2021

It’s officially Thanksgiving week, and that means that in addition to shopping and chopping, many people are also thinking about how they can maintain healthy and nutritious eating habits during the holiday sugar rush. Fortunately, many Thanksgiving staples are packed with nutrients, so if you are mindful of your portions, it’s pretty easy to get your body everything it needs to thrive during this festive meal.

Turkey

Turkey may make you a bit sleepy, but it is full of protein to keep you full and boost muscle function. For the healthiest choice, opt for dark meat and avoid the skin.

Sweet potatoes

These sweet root veggies are full of antioxidants and healthy carbs. Sweet potatoes are also high in vitamins A and C as well as manganese, vitamin B6, magnesium, and potassium.

Cranberries

These fiber-packed fruits are full of cell-protecting anthocyanins and high in vitamin C. Making your own homemade cranberry sauce will help you avoid the high sugar content of many store-bought brands.

Green beans 

This one is no surprise. This green veggie is full of iron, fiber, and vitamins C, A, and K.

Apples

Apples are vitamin A and C, plus the inflammation-fighting phytochemical, quercetin.

Pumpkin

You can indulge in a slice of pumpkin pie knowing that pumpkin is full of vitamins, minerals, omega-3s, and antioxidants.

Cinnamon

This classic holiday spice isn’t just good for getting you in a festive mood. Cinnamon also has anti-inflammatory properties, regulates cholesterol, and has been shown to boost immune function.

Solutions News Source Print this article
More of Today's Solutions

Rwanda’s mountain gorillas represent a successful conservation story

Following years of poaching and habitat destruction, the population of mountain gorillas in Rwanda once numbered under 260 individuals. Now, Rwandan gorillas represent a rare conservation success and a key economic engine for the East ... Read More

Germany plans to put 15 million electric vehicles on its roads by 2030

Making electric cars the dominant vehicles on the road is key to curbing planet-warming emissions and protecting the climate. In a bid to reach that goal, an increasing number of countries and cities across the ... Read More

Here are 5 Indigenous-led eco-charities you can support today

The climate crisis has caused us to reconsider our consumerist lifestyles and turn to Indigenous peoples to learn from their superior understanding of living in harmony with nature. Here is a list of five organizations ... Read More

Scientists discover a peculiar new planet

Deep into the Hercules constellation, 855 light-years away from Earth, lies a record breaking exoplanet. This newly discovered gas giant was named TOI-2109b, and the thing that makes it so special is the fact it ... Read More

High altitude experiment shows that snow monkeys are excellent at fishing

Snow monkeys, also known as the Japanese macaque, are native to many of the main islands of Japan. These fluffy creatures are the most northern-based non-human primate out there, meaning they have some cold temperatures ... Read More