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Thanksgiving nutrition superstars on the table

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Calories on a typical Thanksgiving plate can add up rather quickly. Registered dietitian/nutritionist Marissa Moore stopped by Good Day Atlanta on Friday to show us how to celebrate the nutrition superstars on the table such as turkey, sweet potatoes, greens and cinnamon.

CLICK ON THE VIDEO ABOVE TO WATCH THE FULL SEGMENT!

Turkey
- Lean protein
- Dark meat delivers more iron, zinc and B vitamins

Greens, Pecans, Cranberries
- Greens: excellent source of fiber and vitamins A, C & K
- Pecans: great source of heart healthy fats
- Cranberries: packed with cancer fighting antioxidants

Sweet potatoes:
- 1 medium sweet potato provides more than a day's worth of vitamin A
- High fiber which helps control blood sugar and hunger
- Packed with potassium which helps control blood pressure

Cinnamon:
- Improves the body's ability to regulate blood sugar
- Fragrant aroma may boost brain activity

Connect with Marisa Moore:
twitter: @marisamoore
Website: marisamoore.com

Other resource: eatright.org

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