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Your Thanksgiving Feast Might Be Better for You Than You Think

Your Thanksgiving Feast Might Be Better for You Than You Think

Health
This time of year, you're bound to see articles tallying up the calories in your Thanksgiving meal, or how much exercise you need to do to burn off the feast. Forget all that. Instead, we’d like to highlight the potential benefits of your holiday dinner, along with simple ways to create a healthier balance on your plate—so you can feel good about what you’re putting in your body, and focus on enjoying your food and the company. Below, the nutritional highlights for five traditional dishes. Turkey A three-ounce portion of skinless turkey breast can provide 25 grams of lean protein, along with ...
Iceman's last meal was high-fat, high-calorie feast

Iceman's last meal was high-fat, high-calorie feast

Science
Goat's fat and wild venison, plus sides of ancient wheat and bracken.It's not a menu likely to appear on Masterchef, but for some of our ancestors it was a nutritious feast.Scientists have revealed that the last supper of Oetzi the Iceman was well-balanced but also alarmingly high in fat.The man lived 5,300 years ago and met his death on a frozen glacier. His body was preserved in the ice for millennia until it was discovered in 1991.Scientists have been able to find out about many aspects of his life, including what he ate before he died.They say he filled his stomach with fat from wild goat, meat from red deer, an ancient grain known as einkorn and toxic fern.Source of cosmic 'ghost' particle revealedIceland accused of killing ...