Guide to healthy holiday eating

Guide to healthy holiday eating

Guide to healthy holiday eating

Guide to healthy holiday eating


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The American Heart Association released its annual “Holiday Healthy Eating Guide,” which includes tips, recipes and resources to maintain a healthy lifestyle during the busy holiday season.


The 13-page guide is available free online at HolidayGuide.

The Heart Association also recommends using a free personal calorie calculator at, according to a written release from the organization.


“Knowing how many calories are in favorite holiday menu items can help manage weight,” the release said. “The AHA offers healthy substitutions in the guide as well as healthy recipes.”

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Japanese cuisine makes UN list


The United Nations cultural organization has added traditional Japanese food to its cultural heritage list, making it only the second national cuisine to receive the prized designation.

A UNESCO committee announced the decision last week at a meeting in Azerbaijan.


Previously, only French cooking had been distinguished as a national culinary tradition. UNESCO has also recognized specific dishes from Mexico and Turkey, and added the Mediterranean diet — the tradition of sharing food and eating together — at the meeting.

Known as “washoku,” Japan’s traditional cooking embraces seasonal ingredients, a unique taste and a style of eating steeped in centuries of tradition.


Japan hopes that UNESCO recognition will both send a global message and boost efforts to save washoku at home.

Purists fear that Japanese are turning away from the often time-consuming traditional cooking, as fast food and western cuisine become more popular and people lead busier lives.


Masanori Aoyagi, the commissioner of Japan’s Cultural Affairs Agency, told the UNESCO committee that washoku gives Japanese a feeling of social cohesion. He said that it’s low-calorie and healthy, but joked that it doesn’t work in his case, because “I take always double portions.”


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