The Worst Offenders: Holiday Foods You Should Never Eat

Holiday Foods You Should Avoid
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The holidays are right around the corner. Are you are preparing a holiday meal, eating at a loved one’s house, or eating at a restaurant for the holidays? Either way, it’s important to remember, although the food may look delicious, it’s not always the best option for you.

I am sorry to break it to you; I know we love drinking eggnog and spiced cider. We love eating loaded potatoes, Swedish meatballs and creamed spinach. We love cheesecake and pecan pie for dessert. Unfortunately, all of the above are very unhealthy for you.

I know the temptation is hard, if you have to eat it, just eat it in moderation! Below is a list of 18 Holiday Foods You Should Never Eat.

 

Eggnog

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According to CalorieKing, One cup of eggnog averages around 344 calories, 19g of fat, 150mg of cholesterol, 137mg of sodium and about 34 g of carbohydrates. Eggnog is full of sugar, eggs, bourbon and whip cream. So, don’t drink your calories! *Think about this…One cup of eggnog is equivalent to 3 glasses of red wine!

 

Loaded Potatoes

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Enjoy your holiday dinner with regular potatoes, not loaded potatoes! Cheese, butter, sour cream and potatoes are a very delicious combination but very unhealthy at the same times. One serving of Loaded Potatoes is about 25g of fat, 12g of saturated fat, 24g of cholesterol and over 2,000mg of sodium!

 

Candied Yams

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Serving candied yams at your holiday dinner? Think again. Although sweet potatoes are okay for you, candied yams are a big No, No! You have to add 6 cups of sugar before you even start baking. One serving of Candied Yams have around 27 g of sugar, 66mg of sodium, and 41g of carbohydrates. 

 

Candy Canes

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The holidays are here… you know that that means? Our signature holiday candy canes are back. Candy canes are Pure Sugar! For every candy cane you eat you are also eating 60 calories.

 

Cheesecake

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Although cheesecake is delicious it should be avoided. The cream cheese, sugar, salt, eggs, sour cream and whipped cream are what makes it delicious, but also what make it a unhealthy dessert. It is very high in fat and sodium. Cheesecake consists of around 18g of fat, 166mg of sodium and about 20g of carbohydrates.

 

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