cranberriesIt's easy to get distracted by less-than-ideal holiday goodies, but this time of year, some of the healthiest foods are also quite popular. Here are five of my favorites and good-for-you ways to enjoy them:
Corn: A lot of people think of corn as food that offers no nutritional value, but a half cup cooked counts as a whole grain serving. More than 90 percent of adults don't eat the minimum recommended three daily servings of whole grains, and hitting the mark has been linked to a lower risk of nearly every chronic disease, including heart disease, type 2 diabetes, certain cancers and obesity. Corn also supplies B vitamins, fiber, minerals and the pigment that gives corn its beautiful, bright hue is linked to lung and eye protection. One study found that corn packs nearly twice the antioxidant activity of apples! Just be sure to choose organic corn, which can't be genetically modified and has been shown to be higher in nutrients.
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