How to Make Sure Thanksgiving Dinner Is Healthy for Your Heart

A heart-healthy way to trim your turkey

Thanksgiving dinner is the ultimate family feast. Overeating turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy, glazed sweet potatoes and pumpkin pie has become a national pastime.

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But the foods we love so much are extremely high in fat and calories. So if you want to be heart-healthy this Thanksgiving, consider these tips from our preventive cardiology dietitians for preparing lighter versions of your favorite foods.

You may not want to adjust all your family recipes. But consider trimming the fat and calories in one or two. Doing that, watching portions, and burning a few calories with a long walk after dinner may be the start of a healthy new Thanksgiving day tradition for your family.

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