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A Happy and Healthy Thanksgiving
November 24, 2015

A Happy and Healthy Thanksgiving

I am thankful to all of you readers who have subscribed to Macular Degeneration News and to those of you who have taken the time to e-mail me or to post comments to help others. The number of visitors to the website and the number of new subscribers grows everyday - so a big "Thank-you."

I will be celebrating our Thanksgiving dinner this year with family and friends. There are those of us who, even on holidays try to maintain an anti-inflammatory diet and some of course, who never do :).

One way to help control chronic inflammation is to substitute low glycemic carbs for bad carbs. It really isn't that hard to do and it can be done without sacrificing taste.

Although, I will be making mashed potatoes to go with the turkey, I am also making my Thanksgiving specialty - which is a sweet potato souffle. Sweet potatoes have a lower glycemic index than regular potatoes.

Some other easy low carb tips are:

1. Serve vegetable sides like steamed broccoli or green beans

2. Make a fresh spinach and strawberry salad with toasted pecans. A home made dressing made of olive oil and a little bit of honey is better than a store bought one that has high fructose corn syrup.

3. Make your own cranberry relish with apples, oranges and honey.

4. Apple crisp made with almond flour and whole grain oats is my gluten-free daughter's favorite dessert, but everyone else likes it as well

To learn how you can incorporate more low glycemic carbs into your everyday diet to help reduce chronic inflammation go to:

Healthy Carbs

Leslie Degner, RN, BSN

Better Health for Better Vision

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