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Thanksgiving is upon us, and with that comes a large table piled-high with delicious, savory dishes, many that might not make the top list of “superfoods”.
Physicians have varying opinions on how certain foods may or may not promote good health. For example, many agree that certain berries, especially cranberries, can help prevent UTIs and some bladder infections. That’s because they contain a substance called flavonols, which may prevent bacteria from sticking to the walls of the bladder.
So, does that mean piling high the cranberry sauce on Thanksgiving Day? Probably not, as the sugar in most recipes offsets any value the berries may offer. Similarly, you may think whole grain rolls instead of traditional sweet rolls are a healthy choice. They are, until you layer on the butter or cream.
My general advice about Thanksgiving: follow a normal first-half-of-the-day routine, exercise portion control and stay hydrated.
Thanksgiving is a day where most of us will stray a little from our good health practices, and that’s okay. Keep this advice in mind, and it might just make getting back into a healthy routine on Black Friday a little easier.
Wishing you a happy and healthy Thanksgiving from all of us at The Urology Group.
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