Healthy benefits of traditional Christmas foods

Amongst all the indulgence – it is possible to get good Nutrients from your Christmas foods. Which ones are good for us and why?

Cranberries

Considered to be a superfood due to their high nutrient and antioxidant content, this tart, but delicious berry can be added to smoothies, or made into a sauce. Cranberries are used to lower the risk of urinary tract infection (UTI) and can potentially prevent certain types of cancer. With their vitamin bursting contents - they can help improved immune function and decrease blood pressure. What’s not to love!


Brussels sprouts

Love them or hate them, there is no denying that these little green gems are high in fibre, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants - making them a nutritious addition to your diet. They have the potential to reduce the risk of cancer, decrease inflammation and improve blood sugar control, so it’s worth adding a few to your plate, even if you’re not a big fan!


Red cabbage

Rich in vitamin C, vitamin K, this low-calorie source of dietary fibre is super high in antioxidants, especially anthocyanin. Have it raw, steamed, juiced, roasted or boiled!


Chestnuts

A fantastic source of manganese, molybdenum, copper and a good source of magnesium. High in vitamin C as well as vitamins B1, B2, and B6 and folic acid, this Christmas goodie is well worth including!


Clementine’s

Containing high amounts of vitamin C, blood oranges also offer unique health benefits associated with high levels of anthocyanin. Anthocyanin's are the red flavonoid pigments that give the blood oranges their gorgeous, intense colour and wondrous antioxidant properties.


Enjoy!!

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