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Health & wellness

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Heart-healthy dining tips for the holidays

Most of us will eat thousands of extra calories during the holiday season, with the average person gaining about a pound that they’re likely to never lose, according to one study. Overweight folks put on an average of five pounds or more during the six-week period between Thanksgiving and New Year’s.

While a few of us have the willpower to shun holiday party fare, munching on carrot sticks and drinking lime-flavored seltzer, most of us don’t want to forgo the sensory pleasures of holiday meals. Coinciding with the festive season, the American Heart Association unveiled 30 new recipes on its website, including orange glazed turkey with carrots and potatoes, which takes three minutes and 40 seconds to prepare for the oven.

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