Health Hint: Let’s talk turkey

Taking care of your health is one of the most important things you can do for yourself. Baylor College of Medicine experts have plenty of tips to help you stay healthy. This month’s Health Hint offers some tips on managing the focal point of Thanksgiving – the food.

While it’s easy to blame the tryptophan for the need for an after-meal nap, the real reason is likely overeating. To stay alert throughout the day, the best practice is to follow the MyPlate method by filling half your plate with colorful veggies, a quarter of it with carbs and the remaining quarter with turkey or other proteins.”

Kristi King, registered dietitian

Find more tips to feel good on Turkey Day.

When it’s time for round two – leftovers – make sure you’re following important food safety measures. This includes promptly storing and refrigerating food at the proper temperature and reheating adequately when you’re ready to eat again.”

Roberta Anding, registered dietitian

Read more tips for handling your Thanksgiving leftovers.