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The Most Nutritious Food on Your Christmas Table

Christmas is a time to enjoy all of your favourite foods, but it is easy to get carried away with all the treats and trimmings. The average person in Britain consumes 6,000 calories on Christmas day! But, it isn’t all bad news…. Check out some of the healthiest Christmas foods that you'll find

Sprouts
Brussels sprouts get a bad rep, but these little green gems are packed with vitamin K and C, as well as sulphurous compounds that support the liver - very handy at Christmas! Avoid using too much butter or bacon and they're a winner!! Jane Plan Top Tip; Don't overcook them - not only do they not taste as good when they're overcooked, but they also lose their nutrients!
Carrots
Carrots will give you a dose of vitamin A - vital for eyes, skin, hair, and nails as well as the immune health. They can be steamed or even better, roasted, leaving them sweet, crispy and caramelised!!
Turkey
Turkey is an excellent source of lean protein. It contains phosphorus - vital for the development and growth of bones and B vitamins which keep our red blood cells healthy and helps reduce fatigue!
Red Cabbage
Red cabbage belongs to the Brassica group of plants, the same as brussels sprouts. It is packed full of fiber and vital vitamins such as A, C, K, and B6. It contains even more beneficial nutrients than it's sister, green cabbage. Evidence suggests it helps fight inflammation, strengthens bones and enhances gut health. 
Parsnips
Who doesn't love a roasted parsnip as part of their Christmas dinner? Packed full of potassium and folate- vital for heart health, they give their carrot cousin, a run for their money. They're also rich in immune-boosting vitamin C.
We hope this has given you an insight into how healthy a Christmas dinner can really be! Enjoy your mince pies, but make sure you've got some of these great, healthy options on your plate as well!

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