8 Holiday Health Offenders (And How to Defend Yourself)

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Fruitcake - The most popular holiday dish that everyone loves to hate, fruit cake is the reason Christmas only comes around once a year. Where is the fruit anyway? Thankfully there's... more 
Photo by: Azurita
Fruitcake - The most popular holiday dish that everyone loves to hate, fruit cake is the reason Christmas only comes around once a year. Where is the fruit anyway? Thankfully there's not much because it's just a glob of sugar candy-coated dried up mess. It's mostly just sugar, flour and heaps of butter; a smorgasbord of calories if there ever was one. So how do you get out of consuming this culinary abomination? Keep the fruit and skip the cake. Just make sure you use the good stuff like fresh berries, oranges and pineapple. Fruits like carambola, dragon fruit and persimmon are readily available this time of the year to lend an exotic touch. A fresh fruit platter tastes great, looks good and is an excellent source of fiber. less 
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Tue, Nov 20, 2012 12:10 PM EST
Written By Mandy Seay For QuickEasyFit

Hot chocolate, your grandma's (in)famous sweet potato and marshmallow lasagna, and homemade treats all wreak havoc on your health. Check out these unruly holiday offenders, along with tips on how to best steer clear of them this year.

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