Top 12 Christmas Foods You Must Avoid

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Many holiday celebrations are centered around food and Christmas is no different. There is nothing wrong with adding a little allure to the season, but your length of time on this earth enjoying future Christmases will greatly increase if you choose to eat wisely during holiday celebrations. Many traditional Christmas treats will do you far more harm than good.

You would think that after we just celebrated Thanksgiving about 4 weeks earlier, everyone would have their fill of fattening, unhealthy foods, but that’s not the case. Christmas tends to bring us even more sugar laden, GMO filled treats that are guaranteed to increase the toxic load on your liver.

Keep reading for the top 12 Christmas foods you should avoid if you want to ring in a healthy, happy New Year.


1. Gingerbread Houses

Yes, they are cute and pretty to look at and although these are popular Christmas traditions, they are not a healthy option. Loaded with sugar, creamy margarine loaded frostings, artificial colors and flavors, this is one you should look at and admire, rather than eat and increase your toxic load. This includes the gingerbread man. Most of these have almost no healthy ginger but plenty of sugar, not to mention, about 300 calories!


2. Eggnog

Eggnog is probably the drink with the most calories and fat. Basic ingredients are sugar, eggs, bourbon, and whole cream. One glass, just 8 small ounces, has about 400 calories and a whopping 150 grams of artery clogging cholesterol. Skip this one and toast with something healthier instead, such as Almondnog! Made with healthy almond milk, Almondnog is a healthy, low calorie alternative you will love!


3. Yule Log

The most traditional of all Christmas time cakes, yule log is a huge sponge cake filled with fudge and chocolate to make it appear like fire wood. This tradition began in Europe and has now become a part of American tradition. Super high in calories and sugar, this is another one you would be wise to avoid. One serving of this “log” will cost you about 400 calories.

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