Healthy Super Bowl Fare Suggestions

By: WOWT Email
By: WOWT Email

Super Bowl Sunday has become another national feast day, and there will be parties featuring plenty of food, which is not always the best thing for your health.

The Douglas County Health Department recommends taking a Giant step in the right direction by looking at the snacks you’ll serve.

“In addition to other snacks, you could serve apple slices and fresh vegetables,” Douglas County Health Director Dr. Adi Pour said. “Just consider offering a healthy option to pizza and wings. You may also find the price of those healthy options is very much to your liking.”

Menu planning also helps party hosts prepare for guests who may have diabetes or require other special diets. Another key to hosting a successful, healthy party is to control alcohol use.

“Be sure to have some alcohol-free drinks available and designate a non-drinking driver before the game,” Dr. Pour said. “Think about this – consuming one drink per quarter with one during halftime puts a person in the binge-drinking category.”

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