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As you gather around the dinner table with your family and friends, you can be sure the food on your plate is healthy and nutritious if you follow this guide:

Top 5 healthiest foods on your Thanksgiving plate:
 

Roast Turkey

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The healthiest turkey is organic and pasture raised. Lean roast turkey is high in protein and rich in B vitamins including B3 (niacin), folate (necessary for formation of red and white blood cells), biotin (for healthy hair and nails), and choline. Turkey is also rich in selenium (for normal thyroid function) and omega-3 fats (lowers risk of heart attack and strokes). A 4 ounce serving of white lean turkey meat contains 152 calories. Studies show turkey doesn't increase the risk of cancer like red meat does.
 

Green beans

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Green beans are a healthy addition to salads and an excellent source of vitamin K, vitamin C, manganese, fiber, folate and vitamin B2 (riboflavin for energy metabolism). Green beans are low-calorie and high in fiber and antioxidants. One-cup of cooked green beans contains about 45 calories and about 7mg of silicon (for support of connective tissue and bones).
 

Sweet potatoes

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Sweet potatoes are an excellent source of beta-carotene and vitamin A (anti-inflammatory nutrients and support normal eye health). They are also good sources of vitamin C (antioxidant protects cells from damage and fights the common cold). Sweet potatoes also contains fiber that's necessary for good bowel health.
 

Cranberries

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20% of all cranberries are consumed on Thanksgiving day. Cranberries are high in antioxidants that helps protect cells from inflammation damage and oxidative stress (risk factors for heart disease). One cup of cranberries contains 18% of vitamin C, 16% of manganese and 16% of fiber. Cranberry juice improves urinary tract infections (URI) caused by E. coli.
 

Carrots

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Carrots are considered the ultimate health food. They are excellent sources of vitamins, minerals and fiber. Carrots also contain antioxidants, carotenoids and vitamin A, which may prevent age-related macular degeneration (age-related vision loss). A 2015 study found a link between carotenoids and lower risk of prostate cancer.

If your Thanksgiving dinner contains the top 5 healthiest foods, your body will thank you!
 

Avoid the following top 5 unhealthiest foods on your Thanksgiving plate.
 

Gravy

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Thanksgiving dinner in Black households usually means gravy poured over everything. Gravy may be savory, but it is not doctor-approved. Gravy is loaded with carbohydrates, saturated fats and who knows what else is thrown in there. Say no thanks to gravy.
 

Anything fried

Fried food is unhealthy because it increases the risk of heart attacks and cancer. Fried food is also associated with obesity. Studies show people who only eat fried food are more likely to die early than those who avoid fried food.
 

Candied yams

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Your guests might as well eat a big bowl of sugar if you're serving candied yams for dessert this Thanksgiving. Candied yams with marshmallows is pure sugar. The yams themselves are sweet without all the extra added sugar.
 

Stuffing or dressing with sausage

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Stuffing is a side dish that most Americans only consume on Thanksgiving day. Some people say stuffing and dressing are the same dish. Whether you call it "stuffing" or "dressing" - it is not doctor approved. Stuffing is a mystery side dish that contains a variety of unhealthy ingredients including sausage, bacon, eggs, white bread crumbs, custard, sugar, and white flour. Stuffing is loaded with calories, carbs and saturated fats that may raise your blood pressure and increase risk of a heart attack.
 

Mashed potatoes with bacon and cheese

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Mashed potatoes with bacon and cheese are an unhealthy combination. The dish is high in starchy carbs and saturated fats. Mashed potatoes enters your bloodstream faster than sugar and will make you sleepy and more hungry. If you must serve mashed potatoes this Thanksgiving, leave off the bacon and cheese.

Sources: Whfoods.com, Familyproof.com

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Sauce Buckhead

You are invited to attend a 10 Squared Social: the Grand Opening of Sauce Buckhead Italian restaurant in Atlanta's affluent Buckhead community.

Sauce Buckhead is opening its doors for a few hours on certain days to allow Buckhead residents to experience Sauce.

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Sauce Buckhead

10 Squared PR firm will host the 10 Squared Social at Sauce Buckhead Grand Opening On Oct. 2 - Oct. 4 from 6:00pm - Until.

Atlanta, GA, Sept. 29, 2020 -- There's a brand-new Italian restaurant and lounge coming to Atlanta, Sauce Buckhead, a premium Italian eatery nestled in the luxurious Buckhead neighborhood. Sauce Buckhead invites you to the official opening weekend, October 2 - 4, 2020. Join Sauce Buckhead family to get a first-look experience on their new menu and plush setting. From their traditional Tuscan thin crust pizzas to their cutting-edge Italian fusion selections including an Italian spicy jerk chicken taco, this restaurant is sure to keep customers craving a slice. Sauce Buckhead's pizza menu is the highlight, using an array of top-quality ingredients including - organic flour, imported Italian buffalo mozzarella and tomatoes with delicious authentic Italian toppings, American wine list, along with a top shelf liquor selection.

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Friday October 2 - Sunday, October 4, 2020
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When Mars, Inc. announced Uncle Ben's rice will no longer bear the likeness of a Black man on the packaging, Master P came up with a new product replace it in Black households.

The music mogul said he is launching Master P's white rice to give back to the Black community.

While many in the Black community applauded Quaker and Mars, Inc. for putting an end to racial bias and racist stereotypes, others are disappointed that Black people are being erased from retail products.

Mars, Inc. said the change was long overdue, and the company said it will look at "all possibilities" to replace the familiar logo on it's rice products.

But Master P isn't waiting for corporations to make Black people shareholders.

Master P wrote on Instagram:

"I want to ask y'all one question... Who is Uncle Ben & Aunt Jemima? Our grandparents and minorities 'til this day have been buying these brands for years, thinking it's owned by our people. We have to change that narrative! Uncle P rice and PJ food changing the game. Economic empowerment. The more we make, the more we give. Uncle Ben is a model from the 1940s, just to educate the ones that are curious. #ownership It's time to buy our blocks back, groceries stores, and supply them."

My mom and I don't eat white rice because it's unhealthy. But if Master P sells brown rice, we will definitely try it if he is giving back to the Black community.
 

Le Biboquet

Lifestyle blogger Tami Reed, of TalkingwithTami.com, wrote a review of our fine dining experience at Le Bilboquet Parisian Bistro at The Shops Buckhead in Atlanta.

Earlier this month, I invited Tami to lunch to sample the French cuisine at the celebrity hotspot. You never know who you will see at Le Bilboquet. We spotted R&B singer/songwriter Musiq Soulchild and his girlfriend on our way out the door.

Read Tami's review after the break!

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Beyonce and Jay Z

A Brooklyn restaurant is in the news for a Beyonce-themed publicity stunt. Brooklyn restaurant Brucie created a Valentine's a la carte menu featuring dinner items inspired by the lounge singer such as "Drunk In Love," "Breastiny's Child," and "I Am Pasta Fierce."

As dumb as this dinner menu sounds, Beyonce's Stans are eating it up.

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