Can Superbowl Sunday be hazardous to your health?


by Tami Hoey


Posted on February 1, 2013 at 4:40 PM

PHOENIX, Arizona -- Can Superbowl Sunday be bad for your health?

Two experts from the show "The Doctors" said the Superbowl may be linked to an uptick in heart attacks.

Dr. Travis Stork and Doctor Andrew Ordon said that's especially the case if your team loses. 

It seems the stress of the loss, combined with all the drinking and eating that day, can lead to heart issues.

"Most people eat over 2,000 calories during the Superbowl meal," said Stork.

That's enough caloric intake for the entire day.

But you can always make healthier choices to decrease your heart attack risk, especially when cooking.

"Make some zucchini fries, but bake those, instead of fry them," said Ordon."For nachos, make your own tortilla chips, but bake them instead of frying them. And the kicker? Instead of sour cream, try some Greek yogurt."

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