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50 Holiday Foods You Shouldn't Eat

'Tis the season to be jolly—and pack on pounds indulging in rich, fattening fare. Here are 50 holiday foods you and your family should avoid, along with healthier options that only taste indulgent!
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Glazed ham

Ham, on its own, is vitamin-rich lean meat. However, when it's cured with salt and then glazed with sugar, say good-bye to health benefits. Just 6 ounces contains 1,760 milligrams of sodium and 6 grams of sugar. This might not seem outrageous, but think about how many slices of ham you fork onto your plate. The numbers add up!

If you love to bake ham for your big holiday dinners, lighten up the recipe with a healthier glaze made mostly from mustard and jam, with only one tablespoon of added brown sugar.

Try this recipe: Glazed Ham with Blackberry Sauce

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