New Health Basics is Your Common Sense Health and Wellness Information SourceNew Health Basics is Your Common Sense Health and Wellness Information Source

HomeAboutDaily BasicsTopicsProductsServicesPast ArticlesSearchOpportunitiesContact Click here to view our Facebook page. Click here to view our MySpace page. Click here to view our Twitter page.

Holiday Traditions / Holiday Temptations

by Jeff Cordeiro

Coca-Cola and Santa is an advertised "tradition". Itís time for cookies, brownies, fudge, pie and a myriad of other sweet treats. Thereís no avoiding them. They appear at work, the bowling ally, the karaoke bar and parties. Itís impolite to say no but it is okay to show a little restraint.

The holiday tradition of sugar plums dancing in our heads isnít really that much of a tradition. It was only two hundred years ago or so that sugar was too expensive for the masses and sweets were truly a treat.

Unfortunately, most of us have grown up with TV and Madison Avenue. Companies like Coca-Cola and Pillsbury have been attaching themselves to Christmas our entire lives but, when you think about it, these ďtraditionsĒ have really only been around for a few generations. 

There are other traditions built around food, however, that have been around much longer. I would guess the healthiest food-related traditions are Jewish. As I understand it, their traditions were born out of practicality. Kosher food was clean food and, being their traditional dishes are based on foods that were available in the old country, these dishes are probably the healthiest foods for most people of Jewish ancestry.

Unfortunately, the holiday traditions that most Americans celebrate are not native to North America. Fortunately, turkey (a very healthy meat for most of us) does star in many American holiday meals.

So, eat, drink and be merry. Just donít overdo it. A glass or two of red wine may help you live longer (it's the French Paradox) and social activities definitely improve the quality of life. 

Just remember, itís not the goodies that make this the most wonderful time of the year. Traditions are created while celebrating with friends and family. Long after the presents are opened and the meals are finished, the memories of times spent with loved ones will remain.

Peace on Earth. Good Will Toward Men. Have a Healthy Holiday and a Happy New Year.

Share |


Related Articles:

Last Chance for Sugar and Sun This Year

Sugar Tied to High Blood Pressure

Detailed Listing of Acid - Alkaline Forming Foods

Eat Foods for Your Type

The Difficulty With Diets

Join Our List and Get a FREE Gift

Add your name to our list and be the first to receive the latest news, product information and alternatives relating to health and wellness. You will also be invited to special events. You may opt-out at any time and the contact information you provide will be used exclusively by New Health Basics and will never be shared with any other entity. As a thank you for joining, you will be provided a link allowing you to download an eBook version of the best self-help book ever written - Think and Grow Rich.



Be Our Team Beachbody Friend

Itís kind of like MySpace or FaceBook for people who want to get healthier. At Team Beachbody, you can network, find a workout buddy, learn about nutrition, talk to a fitness coach, blog, and much more. Itís free to join and you can even win, up to, $1000 for working out. Click here to check it out.

Click here to visit TeamBeachbody.com



Any purchases made through the following links help to fund
New Health Basics. Thank you for your support.




The GenoType Diet from half.com





90 point wines for under $20.


Archived Articles:

Please click here for a list of past articles.



Home  |  About  |  Daily Basics  |  Topics  |  Products  |  Services  |  Past Articles  |  Search  |  Contact  |

DISCLAIMER: Content on this site is provided for informational purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the advice provided by physicians or other healthcare professionals. The information contained herein should not be used for diagnosing or treating a health problem or disease. You should always consult with your physician for all health-related issues.

Product statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Consumers are cautioned to read all labels and follow all directions. While New Health Basics has researched advertised products to the best of its ability and believe these advertisers to be reputable, New Health Basics is not responsible for claims, statements or actions advertisers may take or results you may or may not derive from their products or services.

The testimonials and examples used are not intended to represent or guarantee that you will achieve the same or similar results. Results will vary from person to person. Each individual's success depends on his or her background, dedication, desire, and commitment. We encourage you to investigate and educate yourself about all natural substances and alternatives that currently play a major role in improving the lives of millions of people around the world. Any input you provide New Health Basics regarding these products or companies is appreciated.


© 2009 - 2011 New Health Basics. All Rights Reserved.

Website hosted by
WestHost