Healthier Foods To Start Eating In December

 

December is here and I’m sure most of you who are celebrating Christmas will be shopping for the traditional foods associated with it, such as Turkey/Ham, Stuffing, Carrots, Brussels sprouts etc.

On the other hand no doubt, there will be many of you who will purchase such trash as Pudding, Cookies, Candy and other binned delicacies that have captivated you and left you unhealthy in the process.

So this got me thinking; wouldn’t it be great to share with you healthier food that isn’t really spoken about in December? (Or just not as much as the ones listed above)

Oh and the added incentive was each one of these foods listed is at its freshest in December.. Let’s check them out now!

 

Oysters- If you’ve ever tried Oysters in both the Summer and the Winter you’ll know winter ones win hands down. It’s actually peak time in December, although Oysters are more summer associated and with the notion of yourself cooling off from the sunshine.

So if you’re eating out this December don’t be surprised to see it on the menu. Although if you’re buying them yourself then make sure the distributor is  trustworthy, the Oysters themselves are clean, stored properly like on ice and is labeled with the dates and where it came from.. if there is none ask someone.

DID YOU KNOW?: Oysters in the winter have to be eaten within 10 days or you’ll be very sick, where as in the summertime it’s a week.

 

Chestnuts- Yes that old Chestnut is traditional food to buy in December, but I don’t know anyone personally who follows that tradition and actually buys them.. they may seem very average nut, which I’ve always said on here, apart from people who have nut allergies  it’s well recommend you consume more nuts  than you already do (Click Here) it turns out that it’s not the case at all.  Chestnuts have many health benefits such as.. preventing diabetes and other chronic illnesses, Improving your heart health and brain function.

 

Butternut Squash- Again is well known to be eaten around December time, I just don’t see it on many people’s plates in general at this time of year. This makes a great replacement for potatoes if you’re like  many of my Di1’s or my brother who is  sick of the taste of potatoes.  So if that sounds like you then Butternut squash is the “thang” right about now. It can be cooked in many ways such as Roasted, Peel and boiled, Baked and Grilled.. plus has health benefits such as Bone strength, Reduces Inflammation and  aids Weight Loss.

 

Clementine- The go-to fruit for Christmas and for those of you who have a sweet tooth, this is the healthy solution. I also like the fact they are portable because of the skin, and are mostly seedless. They can be added to salads which give it an extra kick and boost to your health. The health benefits of Clementines include Healthy skin, Brain function and boost immunities.     

 

Kale- Vegetables need to be eaten daily so if you’re not eating them daily (Click Here) Now we hear a lot about Brussels Sprouts this time of year but Kale is also at its peak in December. Kale is packed with Vitamin C & A and K,  High in Iron, Packed with antioxidants, Anti – Inflammatory and high in Calcium. Quite the superfood, eh?  So again if you’re sick of or just never liked being forced fed Brussels Sprouts I recommend Kale instead.

 

 

Sweet Potatoes- Which are very healthy for you and I encourage you to eat more of these this December. The health benefits of Sweet potatoes are Vitamin C, D & B6, Plenty of Iron, Magnesium & Potassium and  Prevents Chronic diseases. It can be cooked in many different ways to your personal taste, and they are another versatile food with super health benefits.

THAT’S IT!

I really enjoyed sharing this with you guys.  Please do let me know though…

What Do You Make Of All This?

Which One Of These Foods Will You Be Purchasing Now?

Have You Been Struggling With Your Healthy Eating This Month?

Anyone Ever Had Oysters On Christmas Day Before?

Of course Any other questions are always welcome, just leave a comment below

 

Until Then Ciao

 We Look Up 大

Karim David

The Healthy One

 

 

 

83 Comments

  1. Kasen Blundell December 18, 2017 at 3:58 pm

    Cool tips 🙂

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    1. Karim December 18, 2017 at 9:02 pm

      Thanks Kasen 🙂

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  2. Janile Fennil December 18, 2017 at 4:45 pm

    Bless you for this one 🙏🏾

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    1. Karim December 18, 2017 at 9:03 pm

      Bless you Janile 🙏🏿

      Reply
  3. Vivian Tomlinson December 18, 2017 at 5:09 pm

    I’ve taken away so much from this.. thank you Karim 🙂

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    1. Karim December 18, 2017 at 9:50 pm

      You’re welcome Vivian 🙂

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  4. Svafar Jakopsson December 18, 2017 at 6:26 pm

    Great article here Karim!

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    1. Karim December 18, 2017 at 9:51 pm

      Thanks Svafar 🙂

      Reply
  5. Sjafnar Arngeirsson December 18, 2017 at 6:50 pm

    Nice I’ll be eating all of these this winter.

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    1. Karim December 18, 2017 at 9:51 pm

      Nice to know Sjafnar.. I appreciate you telling me thanks 🙂

      Reply
  6. Jacob Clark December 18, 2017 at 7:53 pm

    I’ve had oysters for Christmas one year, it was really nice.

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    1. Karim December 18, 2017 at 9:52 pm

      That’s cool Jacob, thanks for sharing that with us.. much appreciated 🙂

      Reply
  7. Monica Holm December 18, 2017 at 9:15 pm

    Great article! I’ll be buying Kale this year instead of sprouts, I always buy them and never eat them anyway lol.

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    1. Karim December 19, 2017 at 6:22 pm

      Lol thank you Monica 😉

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  8. Felix Thrane December 18, 2017 at 10:16 pm

    I’ve found it difficult this month to not eat chocolate, instead I’ve been eating fruits.

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    1. Karim December 19, 2017 at 6:23 pm

      I’m really proud of you Felix for still not eating the chocolates, not many starting out would do that.. well done 🙂

      Reply
  9. Gabriel Bentsen December 18, 2017 at 11:55 pm

    What a fine way to end the year 🙂

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    1. Karim December 19, 2017 at 6:25 pm

      Exactly right Gabriel.. thank you for the comment 🙂

      Reply
  10. Joseph Beckmann December 19, 2017 at 7:14 pm

    💜

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    1. Karim December 20, 2017 at 11:13 am

      🙂

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  11. Jaquin Sadler December 19, 2017 at 7:23 pm

    You’re making a real mark on my life thank you very much.🐾

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    1. Karim December 20, 2017 at 11:14 am

      Aw I’m really happy you let me know that.. You’re very welcome 🙂

      Reply
  12. Sergi Lartius December 19, 2017 at 9:25 pm

    Great post Karim.

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    1. Karim December 20, 2017 at 11:14 am

      Thanks Sergi I appreciate You/That 🙂

      Reply
  13. Harry Duran December 19, 2017 at 10:52 pm

    Oysters for breakfast I think Christmas day, thanks for that! I always wondered about that.

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    1. Karim December 20, 2017 at 11:16 am

      I’m so happy I included that in the article now.. you’re welcome Harry 🙂

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  14. Dhvasan Duli December 19, 2017 at 11:43 pm

    This is wonderfully put.. well done!

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    1. Karim December 20, 2017 at 11:17 am

      Thank you Dhvasan 🙂

      Reply
  15. Saahira Mat December 20, 2017 at 8:56 am

    I don’t celebrate Christmas but I’m buying these anyway 🙂

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    1. Karim December 21, 2017 at 1:57 pm

      All faiths welcome to do this Saahira 🙂

      Reply
  16. Kristin Bluhm December 20, 2017 at 10:54 am

    💜

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    1. Karim December 21, 2017 at 1:56 pm

      🙂

      Reply
  17. Sheik Jackson December 20, 2017 at 11:03 am

    I’ve been struggling because of all the temptation surrounding me. I have had some sweets and cakes, but in general my fruit intake out weighs them.

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    1. Frankie Holland December 23, 2017 at 4:49 pm

      Same Here.

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  18. Lyuba Yermolayevna December 20, 2017 at 1:57 pm

    Thanks for helping me discover a healthier me, I’ll be joining you in the new year on your coaching program 🗝 🚪

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    1. Karim December 21, 2017 at 2:02 pm

      You’re Welcome Lyuba, you do know you did the work right?.. I can’t wait to open more doors with you, see you in 2018 🙏🏿

      Reply
  19. Vyt Prapuolenis December 20, 2017 at 3:22 pm

    🐐

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    1. Karim December 21, 2017 at 2:00 pm

      Bless you 1’s 🙏🏿

      Reply
  20. Kavah Fardin December 20, 2017 at 3:59 pm

    I’ve never eaten Kale before so I’m going to have to purchase that first, as always fantastic article with things for me to do.

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    1. Karim December 21, 2017 at 2:04 pm

      Ok well I’m sure you will like it, and thanks for the feed back Kavah 🙂

      Reply
  21. Yasmin Ferguson December 20, 2017 at 9:04 pm

    Sweet potatoes I use to love them as a kid but not had them for years.

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    1. Karim December 21, 2017 at 2:05 pm

      Oh Yasmin you need to get back to eaten them ASAP.. they’re so good 🙂

      Reply
  22. Michele Pasqual December 21, 2017 at 3:24 pm

    The Clementines I’m eating now and I’ve given away my chocolates.

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    1. Karim December 22, 2017 at 9:26 pm

      Great job Michele 👍🏿

      Reply
  23. Leonzio Bartolomei December 21, 2017 at 4:07 pm

    I’ve been good this month and won’t be eating wrong food at christmas.

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    1. Karim December 22, 2017 at 9:27 pm

      Nice Leozio.. thanks for letting me know how good you’ve been this December 🙂

      Reply
  24. Bonavita Nitti December 21, 2017 at 6:55 pm

    I’ve got all of them in my house now 😄

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    1. Karim December 22, 2017 at 9:28 pm

      Ahaha

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  25. Viola Simi December 21, 2017 at 7:27 pm

    I’ve been struggling this month 😌

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    1. Karim December 22, 2017 at 9:29 pm

      Don’t worry Viola, use the tips here and do better now.. and of course the new year 🙂

      Reply
  26. Carolina De Dominicis December 21, 2017 at 8:33 pm

    This was really helpful, thank you

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    1. Karim December 22, 2017 at 9:29 pm

      You’re Welcome Carolina 🙂

      Reply
  27. Shane Essex December 21, 2017 at 8:48 pm

    I’ve been following your advice so no I’m not struggling this month. I’m sticking to fresh foods only.

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    1. Karim December 22, 2017 at 9:30 pm

      That’s great Shane! I’m very happy to read this, fresh food all day 🙏🏿

      Reply
  28. Alberto Soranno December 21, 2017 at 9:37 pm

    Brilliant article. I’m buying the Kale, I like that more.

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    1. Karim December 22, 2017 at 9:31 pm

      Thanks Alberto.. cool 🙂

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    2. Sachpal Rakkar December 24, 2017 at 1:55 pm

      Ditto 🙂

      Reply
  29. Neven Tomić December 21, 2017 at 9:40 pm

    I have Oysters every year for Christmas I love them.

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    1. Karim December 22, 2017 at 9:32 pm

      Every year, you’re the only one so far that does this, thanks for letting us know 🙂

      Reply
  30. Darel Maydlow December 21, 2017 at 10:12 pm

    Great tips Karim, I’ve bought all the foods suggested here 🙂

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    1. Karim December 22, 2017 at 9:32 pm

      Ahaha nice Darel 🙂

      Reply
  31. Teij Jewlia December 21, 2017 at 11:05 pm

    Lovely article here with great tips, thanks for that. I got myself some Chestnuts, not had them for a few years.

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    1. Karim December 22, 2017 at 9:33 pm

      Thanks Teij.. oh right, enjoy them 🙂

      Reply
  32. Rafaela Cerqueira December 22, 2017 at 1:45 am

    💜

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    1. Karim December 22, 2017 at 9:33 pm

      🙂

      Reply
  33. Alícia Bandeira December 22, 2017 at 3:53 am

    🔥 🔥 🔥

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    1. Karim December 22, 2017 at 9:33 pm

      🙂

      Reply
  34. Mason Kildare December 23, 2017 at 2:36 am

    I’m all set ☃️

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    1. Karim December 23, 2017 at 4:52 pm

      Good, Good Mason 🙂

      Reply
  35. Anthone Jordan December 23, 2017 at 8:30 am

    Great content man😀

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    1. Karim December 23, 2017 at 4:54 pm

      Thanks Anthone 🙂

      Reply
  36. Luke Joy December 23, 2017 at 9:25 am

    Real talk

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    1. Karim December 23, 2017 at 4:56 pm

      Word 🤙🏿

      Reply
  37. Amrit Rupal December 23, 2017 at 7:09 pm

    Wicked tips 🙏🏾

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    1. Karim December 27, 2017 at 12:52 am

      🙂

      Reply
  38. Julien Wiley December 23, 2017 at 7:48 pm

    Love this 😘

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    1. Karim December 27, 2017 at 12:53 am

      Thanks for the love Julien 🙂

      Reply
  39. Macy Bruce December 23, 2017 at 10:32 pm

    💜

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    1. Karim December 27, 2017 at 12:53 am

      🙂

      Reply
  40. Dima Ingjaldursdottir December 24, 2017 at 8:42 am

    I’ve never had any Oysters before in the winter, only in the summer time.

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    1. Karim December 27, 2017 at 12:53 am

      Cool, like most people I know.

      Reply
  41. Povilas Legas December 24, 2017 at 4:41 pm

    Your meal plan has made me much slimmer😭

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    1. Karim December 27, 2017 at 12:54 am

      Awesome Povilas I’m really happy to read this 🙂

      Reply

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