Quiz: Which Turkey Should You Buy?

Find the perfect turkey for your party.

With Thanksgiving around the corner, Dr. Oz and chef Roblé Ali have teamed up to help you plan and prepare your Thanksgiving feast with ease. If you're in charge of the main meal, this flowchart quiz will help you choose the right turkey for your table, no matter the number of the guests. Make sure you opt for frozen turkey at the grocery store unless you're picking your turkey directly at the poultry farm. Most "fresh" turkey options are simply thawed, frozen turkeys, making frozen turkeys a better choice since they're still preserved when you purchase them.

If you don't mind spending a little more on your turkey, you can opt for an organic turkey, which doesn't contain added chemicals, animal byproducts, antibiotics, or genetically-modified ingredients. If you prefer a leaner turkey with more flavor, go for a heritage turkey, which typically indicates a free-range turkey that was humanely raised. Finally, depending on your kitchen skills, you may want to steer clear of "self-basting" turkeys that are filled with spiced broth or salt water, so you can season the bird the way you want to.


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4 Steps to Shedding Your Pandemic Pounds

Forgive yourself, and start walking toward a healthier you.

For those of you who have put on the Pandemic Pounds or added several new COVID Curves, you are not alone. Alarmingly, the American Psychological Association has recently published that almost half of all adults in their survey now have a larger physique. In fact, 42% of people reported gaining roughly 15 pounds (the average published was surprisingly 29 pounds but that included outliers) over the past year. Interestingly, 20% of adults in this survey lost about 12 pounds (I am surely not in this group). Clearly, there is a relationship between stress and weight change. In addition, one in four adults disclosed an increase in alcohol consumption, and 67% of participants distressingly revealed that they have new sleeping patterns.

This past year has brought about what has been called the 'new normal.' Social isolation and inactivity due to quarantining and remote working have sadly contributed to the decline in many people's mental and physical health, as demonstrated by the widespread changes in people's weight, alcohol consumption, and sleeping patterns. Gym closures, frequent ordering of unhealthy takeout, and increased time at home cooking and devouring comfort foods have had a perceptible impact. In addition, many people have delayed routine medical care and screening tests over fear of contracting Covid-19 during these visits. Unfortunately, the 'new normal' has now placed too many people at risk for serious health consequences, including heart attacks and strokes.

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