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Simple strategies can make it easy to eat healthier this holiday season

From News Medical - November 9, 2017

When an average slice of pumpkin pie and scoop of vanilla ice cream can contain 46 grams of sugarnearly twice the recommended daily added sugar intake of 25 grams for women and well above the recommendation of 36 grams for men the holidays can be hazardous for anyone watching their waistlines.

Sweets are never more available and tempting than during the holiday season, but with some healthy swaps and strategies, Shreela Sharma, Ph.D., R.D., associate professor in the Department of Epidemiology, Human Genetics and Environmental at UTHealth School of Public Health, says it's easy to eat healthier this holiday season.

The most important thing, Sharma stresses, is to eat what you want in moderation. She advises that if you have a craving, you should fulfill it because the craving only gets worse.

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