Just How Bad Are Those Delicious Christmas Treats?

Christmas is a time that most of us over-indulge in all things a little bit naughty but nice! Whether it’s making our way through the After Eights while watching our favourite festive film or pouring that extra glass of bubbly, we’re all guilty of a doing things to excess at this time of year. But some of those merry little treats may not be as unhealthy as you may assume.

Take traditional Christmas puddings, for example. They’re packed full of raisins, which help fight off high blood pressure, provide energy-pumping iron and are rich in protective antioxidants. According to our London chiropractor, just one ounce of raisins provides around 50mg of iron (about the same as in an ounce of steak)!

Christmas puddings are also stuffed with sultanas, which are a great source of potassium and iron. Sultanas also contain calcium, magnesium and manganese which help to strengthen bones and fight off osteoporosis.

You see, you learn something new every day.

Have a happy and healthy Christmas!