By Helena Oliviero – The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
As fans everywhere prepare to watch the Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots compete, there is another rivalry to keep in mind: you versus the chips and dip.
In fact, the Super Bowl is the nation’s second-largest day for food consumption, next to Thanksgiving Day, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. That’s gobs of chips and salsa, spicy meatballs and, of course, the staple food of the Super Bowl, chicken wings. Get this: 1.25 billion wings will be devoured during Super Bowl XLIX.
But Sunday doesn’t have to be centered on the TV — and endless snacking. A few simple adjustments — such as swapping out processed foods for raw vegetables and sliced fruit, and getting off the couch (even if it’s just during the commercials) — can help curb unnecessary calorie consumption, according to experts.
Keith Kantor, a Norcross nutritionist and author of the book “The Green Box League of Nutritious Justice” (Effective Press, $38.95), recommends fighting the temptation to skip meals before the game. Showing up to a party starving is “only asking for trouble,” he said, and will lead to devouring double the amount of dip and chips you’d normally consume…READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE.
Dr. Kantor’s greatly anticipated new children’s book, The Green Box League of Nutritious Justice, is now available. Be sure to order this highly reviewed book, filled with healthy living tips for the whole family. A portion of the proceeds benefit the Children’s Miracle Network.