Healthy Super Bowl Eats from DHEC

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– Chicken wings and nachos are staples for many when it comes to Super Bowl Sunday foods, but there are some healthy alternatives and tips for the big game.
 The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control has some tips to keep your Super Bowl party and game day treats, a healthy one.
According to DHEC:
  • Start your day with exercise. It is easy to skip exercise on game day. Score a touchdown by starting the day off with a little exercise. Go for a brisk 30-minute walk, jog or run, or pop in an exercise DVD.  It does not matter what you do, just do it!
  • Eat before the party. Take a timeout to eat a healthy meal before the party. If you show up hungry, you are more likely to overeat.
  • Focus on fruits & veggies. Intercept calories from fat and sugar, and reduce your salt intake by filling your plate with fresh fruits and veggies. If hosting, provide healthy alternatives to your guests to provide balance on the plate.
  • Monitor your portion sizes. Stay in-bounds with your calories for the day.  Make a plate of snacks and walk away from the table. Avoid mindlessly eating more than you need.
  • Remember beverages count, too. Drink water or provide a fruit-flavored water to your guests as an alternative to sugar-sweetened beverages like soda and sweet tea. If you are consuming alcoholic beverages, practice proper portion sizes. Limit your alcoholic beverages to one drink a day for women and up to two drinks a day for men.

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