Holidays are a great excuse to have a cheat meal and deviate a little from the canons of proper nutrition. How to make it as painless as possible for the stomach and weight? We deal with the two-time world champion in body fitness Yulia Ushakova.
Two-time world champion in body fitness. Presenter of the TV channel "MatchTV"
“I don’t think that the menu for the New Year’s table should be made based solely on the commandments of proper nutrition. One piece of cake or meat with cheese will not change the number on the scales - treat it as a full-fledged cheat meal. Not a single pn-cake tastes like Cheesecake or Napoleon for example (although they fit perfectly into the daily menu). But some dishes, nevertheless, it is better to refuse to avoid food poisoning, stomach or pancreas problems - especially if you daily adhere to proper nutrition and healthy lifestyle."
Mashed potatoes with milk and butter are delicious. But not safe for reflection in a mirror. These foods themselves are high in calories and can be consumed in moderation. Together they turn into a "bomb", contributing to rapid weight gain. Potatoes are a high glycemic carbohydrate product. After consuming it, the blood glucose level rises sharply. To lower it, the pancreas releases a large amount of insulin into the bloodstream, which is responsible, among other things, for the deposition of fat contained in the oil - the consequences of such a garnish then "catch" on the thighs. Replace it with creamy vegetable puree - delicious and healthy.
Combining potatoes with eggs in salads is also not recommended. The first contains minerals that interfere with the absorption of calcium. Although from one time your health will definitely not suffer.
Follow the simpler the better principle. Nutritionists advise using no more than 4 ingredients when preparing salads. Each product has its own glycemic index and a different content of proteins, fats and carbohydrates - it is difficult for the stomach to digest all this at once.
The storage time for salads without dressing is no more than 18 hours (seasoned no more than 12, even if it is a vinaigrette). After this time, there is a high probability of earning problems with the gastrointestinal tract.
Many serve them to the New Year's table as an independent dish, or add them to salads. Remember: canned foods contain a lot of salt, sugar, and vinegar. Do not get carried away with them, so as not to upset the water-salt balance. Between olives and olives, go for the former. Some growers do not wait until the fruits are ripe - they pick them and then color them with synthetic dyes, which can cause allergies and stomach pains.
Cakes and pastries with cream
We are talking about shop confectionery. According to statistics released by the Consumer Protection Committee, about 35% of cakes and pastries are sold with an expired shelf life. Sweets with cream are especially dangerous - due to the high content of moisture and sugar, pathogenic microorganisms immediately begin to multiply in them, which can provoke serious food poisoning. Would you like a cream cake? Bake it yourself!
If ruining the holidays is not part of your plans, leave the tasting of "new products" for another time. Our stomachs are not adapted to digest most exotic fruits and can cause upset. They often cause allergies - you don't want to spend New Year's Eve in the company of antihistamines, do you?