50 Holiday Foods You Shouldn't Eat
As a cousin of the fruitcake, this Italian holiday bread's main ingredients are similarlots of butter and sugar. Don't be fooled by the pieces of dried fruit studded throughout, either; one slice of a commercially produced loaf contains at least 300 calories, about one-third of them from fat, and can have as much as 110 milligrams of cholesterolalmost half the recommended daily amount.
Instead, make your own gift-bread with antioxidant-rich cherries and chocolate. Our recipe uses dark stout beer, which adds a dose of silicon that may help boost bone density.
Try this recipe: Stout Chocolate-Cherry Bread