Holiday feasting is officially in effect. Some of us have already kicked off a celebration for Hannukah, whereas others are counting down the days to Christmas and/or Kwanzaa. And for anyone rocking a party-in-a-bag, a.k.a. Lay’s Pepsi Chicken Chips, the holidays are almost always at hand. It’s all the more reason why we’re keeping in mind healthy breakfasts and taking it easy on sports drinks.

  • MSN Health: The site offers nine suggestions for healthier grab-and-go breakfasts (quiche, yogurt parfaits, and homemade granola bars, to name a few).
  • Gothamist: If you enjoy sports drink and/or sodas like Mountain Dew, Fresca, and Fanta Orange, it’s time to get acquainted with Brominated Vegetable Oil. It’s the same additive one can find in pesticides, hot tub treatment, and plastics. Already prohibited in foods within the European Union and Japan, Brominated Vegetable Oil can cause such health complications as severe acne, ulcers, and acute paranoia.
  • Time: Four out of the top 10 trending diets of 2012 are celebrity-driven, according to Google. Namely Adriana Lima, Miranda Kerr, Marisa Miller, and Michael Phelps.
  • ABC 7 News: Foods like¬†fish, fortified grains, produce, nuts, seeds, and green tea will help clear up that brain fog. By eating foods with nutrients like¬†Omega 3 fatty acids, folic acid, tryptophan, selenium, and L-theanine, you can boost your energy, mood, and/or capacity to focus.