Before you turn down a helping of Christmas pudding, remember that the dried fruit in it contains lots of potassium which every cell and nerve in your body needs to function properly. It's also a good source of fibre, which helps your digestive system, and iron, which the body needs to transport oxygen from your lungs to the rest of your body. Add a big dollop of custard and you'll also be adding calcium, good for strengthening bones and teeth.
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If you've decided not to put a satsuma at the bottom of your kids? Christmas stockings, then change your mind! They're rich in vitamin C, which will boost their immune system and help them fight off the colds and viruses around at this time of year. Don't ignore the Christmas chestnuts that are around either. They're the only nut that's actually low in fat so you can enjoy them guilt-free!
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