To get the right mix of vitamins, amino acids, minerals and fatty acids, it's important to eat a wide range of foods, he said. No one has to eat them all in one sitting — moderation is still a good idea — but the first Thanksgiving meal does have the kind of diversity that would be healthy in the long run.
“Mixing up your diet is a smart and delicious way to improve your health,” he said. “And even your doctor will understand if you end the meal with a slice of pumpkin pie. After all, it is Thanksgiving.”
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