In many ways, your favorite holiday foods are better for you than you think. We’ve rounded up some popular dishes and ingredients that you can feel good about all season long. By Britt Middleton
Packed with powerful antioxidants called flavonoids, cacao (the main ingredient of chocolate) can help fight inflammation, lower blood pressure and reduce the risk of heart disease. Be sure to reach for dark chocolate because milky and semi-sweet varieties are loaded with cream, sugar and butter, which dilute the cacao’s benefits.