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Doctors named the most dangerous holiday dishes to avoid during feast

Doctors named the most dangerous holiday dishes to avoid during feast What dishes to avoid during a feast (photo: Freepik)

During the holiday season, many people overindulge in food, which eventually leads to health problems. To avoid this, you should avoid several dishes that have the worst effect on the body, according to The New York Post.

What foods to avoid during the holidays

Doctors advise avoiding carbonated sugary drinks and energy drinks and replacing holiday cocktails with lighter options.

For example, nutritionist Jamie Davis recommends mixing sparkling water with a small amount of strong alcohol instead of high-calorie alcoholic beverages, supplementing it with fruit. This alternative allows you to reduce the amount of sugar without sacrificing the festive mood.

Also, do not overindulge in foods that are rich in sodium, such as jerky, smoked fish, canned soups, and frozen dinners.

Lauren Au, a professor of nutritional sciences at the University of California, Davis, advises supplementing your diet with olive oil, seafood, chicken, and tofu, and refraining from salty foods.

Studies have shown that consuming too much sugar or salt can lead to high blood pressure, inflammation, weight gain, diabetes, and fatty liver disease. The norm for an adult is 6 grams of salt, which is 1 tsp, and 9 tsp of sugar.

Doctors also advise reading food labels and avoiding those with chemical additives and preservatives, which are abundant in cookies and crackers.

What to emphasize during a feast

Doctors advise to focus on vegetables - fresh, stewed, baked - during the festive table. They emphasize that there is no bad food, but there may be too much of it.

Experts advise enjoying sweets in moderation during the holidays. You can combine light cocktails with not too sweet snacks, or take more nutritious dishes, but eat small portions.

Previously, we wrote about the benefits of persimmons and who shouldn't eat them.

Read also about what is worse for health - excess salt or lack of it.