‘Tis The Season For Holiday Foods…But What’s In Those Seasonal Specialties?

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By Hadas Kuznits

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The holidays can certainly leave you feeling bloated, but how unhealthy are the foods we eat this time of the year, really? A local nutritionist has the answer.

Nutritionist, chef and author Christina Pirello says it’s true, we tend to consume specialty foods this time of the year, like egg nog.

“We imagine that we gain all this weight between Christmas and New Year’s, and the fact is, we gain on average about one to two pounds,” she says. “The problem is if you don’t take that one to two pounds off and then it accumulates, but we really don’t do that much damage with things like egg nog.”

Pirello says the worst foods are the ones you’re not likely to see on your holiday table, like fast food. And what about people that order their feasts from restaurants?

“Well, they’re getting a lot…

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