Harvard Heart Letter

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

holiday buffet, holiday eating, diet, healthy eatingMaking smart eating choices can help you enjoy your favorite holiday foods in a heart-healthy way.
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Planning ahead can help you navigate the hazards of holiday overindulgence.

The holiday table dazzles with familiar favorites and special treats. In the setting of family, friends, festivity, and fun, the willpower to make healthy food choices can quickly evaporate. Although one blowout meal doesn't negate a year of positive choices, you can help avoid January regret by taking a strategic approach to your food choices during the holiday months that will protect your heart and please your palate.

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