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Here's to Your Health: Thanksgiving Edition

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Here's to Your Health is a deeper look into the health issues of the day. Recently, we've looked at the Power Plate and declawing. Today, we explore the wonders of Thanksgiving...

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! I know I, for one, am anxiously awaiting a heaping plate of crap that I've been told by innumerable women's magazines will make me fat, clog my arteries and possibly cause my premature death. Well, I'd like for that line of thinking to end here. To help you enjoy your 5,000-calorie-plus meal, here is a list of nutritional benefits found in traditional Thanksgiving fare.

Turkey: Loaded with protein, this main dish fills you up without weighing you down. Turkey is also a great source of folic acid -- key for cell rejuvenation -- and vitamin B. However, since it's heavy with tryptophan, the old adage is true: don't turkey and drive.