Give Your Thanksgiving a Boost of Antioxidants

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While pies aren’t recommended on the anti-inflammatory diet, there are a few Thanksgiving options with redeeming ingredients that make them a more healthy alternative to other desserts.  Both apple and pumpkin pies are great sources of many vitamins and minerals and most recipes have the added bonus of using spices such antioxidant-rich ginger and cinnamon.  Cinnamon also lowers blood sugar, so add liberally to desserts and holiday drinks.  To make your pies even more healthy, choose raw, unfiltered dark honey in place of sugar and make your pie crust flourless by using ground nuts and swap real butter for shortening which contains dangerous trans fat.

What steps do you take to make Thanksgiving dishes healthy?

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