Turkey – Turkey is one of the most nutritious types of lean meat – a 3-ounce serving packs 25g of protein, only 3g of fat and less than 1g of saturated fat. Turkey is an excellent source Arginine, an essential building block for proteins.
Cranberry Sauce – Cranberries are loaded with antioxidants that help fight cell damage and improve cardiovascular function.
Sweet Potatoes – Sweet potatoes are an excellent source of A and C Vitamins, Beta Carotine, Potassium, and Fiber
Mashed Potatoes –Potatoes on their own are actually a very healthy, low calorie (about 110 calories), high fiber food with properties that fight cardiovascular disease and cancer. Due to the high simple carbohydrate content people should limit their consumption.
Pumpkin Pie – Pumpkin is high in Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Zinc and Potassium. Unfortunately, all the added sugar used to make a pie negate the health benefits.
Green Beans – USDA data shows that one full cup of cooked green beans contains just 44 calories, providing you with 2.4 grams of protein and 4 grams of fiber. These beans are full of antioxidants such as beta-carotene, lutein and zeaxanthin. They also contain nutrients such as vitamin C and vitamin K.
Gratitude – Studies have shown that gratitude has incredible positive effects on health and well-being. Research is showing that gratitude is associated with reduced blood pressure, stress, depression, and lower risk of development of eating disorders, phobias, and addictions. Furthermore, gratitude is associated with improved mood, sense of well-being, interpersonal relationships, physical health, weight loss, cardiovascular health, immune function, and longevity.