Eating healthy for the holidays

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(Barbados Today) It’s just over a week before Christmas and for those who celebrate the season, it is a time of merrymaking and feasting. It is also a time of increased stress, as individuals attempt to ensure that everything is perfect for the big day – shopping for presents, cleaning, cooking and baking.

On the matter of feasting, the Heart & Stroke Foundation is advising that one of our favourite Christmas treats, black cake, may be doing more harm than we think.

“What makes a black cake dark is how much browning you use, and also how long you soak the fruit in liquor. As such, this type of cake may now have significantly more calories when compared to a similar cake without the liquor.”

The Foundation cautions that consuming too many calories can lead to obesity and a higher risk of developing diabetes.

Read more at: Barbados Today

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