On the eve of the New Year, nutritionists recommended that Russians carefully consider the menu for the festive table. According to experts from the Moscow Department of Health, at least one product popular with our compatriots can be considered particularly harmful.
You should know that the most difficult for the liver, stomach and heart are sandwiches with caviar, fried or baked meat, as well as salads with mayonnaise, especially if they are consumed with alcohol. One of the experts, a nutritionist of the department, Antonina Starodubova, spoke about this.
According to the specialist, it would be best to make a list of products and dishes for the New Year's feast in advance - and to minimize everything that is too fatty, salty and sweet.
“In salads, you should use boiled meat instead of sausage. It is advisable to reduce the amount of mayonnaise or replace it with yogurt, and put more vegetables on the New Year's table. You should also pay close attention to the size of the portions,”Starodubova concretized.
Also, according to the nutritionist, self-preparation of meals is much more beneficial for the figure and health - this protects against the use of unnecessary ingredients, large amounts of sugar or salt.
“Instead of sweets and cakes, you can whip a light sour cream, fruit mousse for dessert, instead of slicing sausages, you can make homemade meatloaf or carbonade. You should not cook in larger quantities than is necessary, and New Year's salads, which are kept in the refrigerator for a week, should not be eaten in any case,”the expert noted.