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Indulging over the holidays can do more than stretch your waistline. The risk of having a heart attack may be increased after eating a large meal high in fat and calories. The good news is that you can enjoy the holidays in a healthy way.
Try these simple recipe changes from the American Heart Association (AHA) to reduce fat and calories while keeping the flavor:
At holiday parties, you don’t always have control over the types of foods available. Make the best of your choices and cut back on portions:
When you bring a dish to share, keep in mind that the guests may also be watching their eating habits. Offer healthy alternatives to feel good about what you’re serving.
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To learn more about Sharp's nutrition services or to find a Sharp-affiliated physician, search for San Diego doctors or call 1-800-82-SHARP (1-800-827-4277), Monday through Friday, 8 am to 6 pm. To find general information about nutrition, read the Nutrition News archive.