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Thanksgiving countdown: Turkey's healthy pedigree

November 24, 2008 |  9:52 am


If you gain a little weight this Thanksgiving, blame it on the stuffing, the corn bread, the mashed potatoes and gravy. Blame it on the pumpkin pie.

Just don't blame it on the turkey. Read all about the science of turkey in today's Health section, and find out why it's so good for you. And here's to your health with some of our favorite turkey and Thanksgiving recipes, including the Soy-Brined Turkey (pictured).

Photo credit: Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times