The Friday Round-up: Thanksgiving Edition

5 Foods to Eat When You Overeat – The Huffington Post

Even those with the best intentions tend to overdo it on Thanksgiving but the Huffington Post offers some good advice for feeling better and getting your diet back on track by offering up the following 5 foods:

Spices- according to a study in The Journal of Nutrition consuming a meal that contains about 2 tablespoons of spices can help lower triglyceride and insulin levels after eating a high-fat, high-calorie meal.

Orange Juice- the antioxidants in OJ may help lower free radical levels after eating a high-fat meal according to a study in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

Fruit- consuming fruit, especially antioxidant rich berries and grapes, help reduce the damage caused by free-radicals that are released after over-eating.

Vinegar- a tablespoon of vinegar can help reduce blood sugar spikes after consuming a carbohydrate-rich meal. This is especially important for those with diabetes; the excess glucose can damage tissue over time.

Red Wine- enjoying a glass of wine with a heavy meal may be good for your heart. Rich in antioxidants, wine can help reduce the negative effects of high-fat food that are linked with heart disease.


Unhealthy Competition? Woman Roasts Six Guys in Turkey Eating Contest – Time

The Black Widow strikes again.  Competitive eater Sonya “The Black Widow” Thomas, of Alexandria, VA. beat out the competition Tuesday to win a Manhattan turkey eating contest. Thomas consumed 5.25 pounds of meat in ten minutes, beating the rest of the competition by almost a full pound. The petite 42 year old currently holds 24 world records for competitive eating.


Big biz, some black eyes on Black Friday – CBS News

Violence erupted all over the country today not in protest or demonstration but over toasters and video games. As Reports continue to come in covering everything from shootings to police brutality, CBS news gives you the rundown of some of the most shocking stories to emerge so far today including the story of a woman who pepper sprayed a crowd to get an X-box console at a Los Angeles Walmart.