Good choices can help keep Thanksgiving healthy

If you’re hoping to keep the happy in your holidays, you might want to be careful about what your put on your plate this Thanksgiving.

Maintaining good portion control is a way to make sure you stay healthy this week and throughout the year.

The USDA recommends making sure that your thanksgiving meal includes whole grains, fruits, vegetables and lean proteins.

Avoid extra calories in your drinks.

Water with a slice of lemon is a healthy alternative.

And including fruit as a featured ingredient in your desserts is a good option.

“It’s a time to enjoy, it’s a time to be with your family, to enjoy all of the holiday spirit and food is part of that, in moderation,” Gundersen Health System registered dietitian Joni Ralph.

Making exercise part of your holiday tradition can also help you burn off calories.

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