Delicious foods that help you recover from the holidays

Apples and dark chocolateBY KRISTINA CHEW

Excessive holiday eating gets your body’s “food clock” all out of order, in the same way that having jet lag from travel or working a graveyard shift does. Scientists at at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) have found that our “food clock” is set to ”feeding “during the prime foraging and hunting hours in the day.” It gets thrown out of whack from midnight snacking (which disrupts your metabolism as you’re taking in calories at a time your body is accustomed to be at rest) and also from eating holiday foods with higher-than-usual amounts of butter, sugar and the like.

With 2013 starting up, how about getting your new year off to a tasty and healthy start with a few of these foods?


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