Christmas dinner is the dinner to end all dinners. It’s the one meal of the year where you are positively encouraged to eat until you cannot fit another bite into your mouth, then collapse in a heap in front of the telly.
Often that’s when the guilt sets in. Why did I eat so much food? My healthy diet was going so well. I’VE RUINED IT ALL!
But wait, what if the most indulgent meal of the year had some benefits too?
I fall foul of this every year. I pile my plate high, enjoy every mouthful of Christmas dinner goodness then spend the rest of the day feeling sick and guilty.
I’ve got some great news, though.
Your Christmas dinner is bursting with nutrients, so enjoy your dinner safe in the knowledge that it’s doing all the work for you.
Turkey — Turkey is a great source of vitamins B6, Selenium and Zinc. These will help regulate your hormones and ensure healthy cell production (vital for the production of egg and sperm cells!)
Cranberry sauce — Cranberries are a wonderful antioxidant and are great at protecting the kidneys and bladder from infections. The kidneys are vital for supporting your reproductive organs so keeping them healthy is important.
Brussels sprouts — The star of the show! Brussels sprouts are a fertility superfood, rich in folic acid which is essential for healthy pregnancies and helps reduce miscarriages.
Christmas pudding – The festive menu is full of raisin-rich desserts like Christmas pudding, Christmas cake and mince pies. Raisins are rich in iron, which has been shown to boost fertility rates.
Have a wonderful Christmas dinner xxx