Harvard Heart Letter

The balancing act: A guide to heart-friendly holiday eating

In the setting of holiday fun and festivity, the willpower to make heart-healthy food choices can quickly evaporate. Planning ahead can help you navigate the hazards of holiday overindulgence while enjoying the flavors of the season. Instead of denying yourself once-a-year favorites, practice a balanced plate strategy that emphasizes vegetables, fruits, grains, and lean protein.
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