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Moderation, Balance Key To Healthy Holidays

December is here, which means the holidays are among us. With the holidays comes fun, family, and, of course, delicious foods. While holiday favorites are usually eaten around this time of the year, these foods can sometimes be overeaten and be high in calories, fat, and added sugars. Therefore, conscious decisions on the types and amounts of foods can be even more important. Amy Valdez, Extension Program Specialist with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, shares that “Food plays a big role during the holidays. It brings us traditions, comfort, and a sense of togetherness. It’s okay to enjoy your holiday foods but keep in mind moderation is key”. Aside from a well-balanced meal and eating holiday favorites in moderation, physical activity can also help us stay healthy during this time of the year.

BLAST From the PAST

The Palace Bar advertised in the Aransas Pass Progress this week in 1913. The ad was on the front page and described the bar as a “strictly high class gentlemen’s resort.” J. B. Crocker owned The Palace Bar and he assured his patrons that the bar had “only the best” of domestic and imported whiskey, brandy, wine, and cigars. The ad ended with the words “Call and be Convinced.”

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