Docs Detail Healthy Food Choices for Super Bowl Sunday

Health News / Tips & Trends / Celebrity Health

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FRIDAY, Jan. 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Along with football, food is a major part of the Super Bowl Sunday experience — but it’s a good idea to choose what you eat wisely and avoid overindulging, experts say.

“Fats, spices and carbonated beverages are likely to wreak havoc on the gastrointestinal tract, if not at the time of ingestion, then in the hours that follow,” Dr. Christine Frissora, a gastroenterologist at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York City, said in a hospital news release.

“Pass on the junk food at the Super Bowl party and your body will thank you later,” she said.

Frissora and her colleague Dr. Benjamin Lebwohl, a gastroenterologist at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center, offered the following tips for Super Bowl snacking:

  • Use a small plate when selecting food, which will help you eat less. It’s also a good idea to pace yourself, especially when…

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