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Nutritionist's tips: How to eat on holidays and stay healthy

Nutritionist's tips: How to eat on holidays and stay healthy Nutritionist gives tips for New Year's feasts (RBC-Ukraine collage)

The New Year holidays have finally arrived, accompanied by feasts.

How to eat and stay healthy, the nutritionist Oksana Skitalinska tells on Facebook.

Five important tips for New Year's feasts:

Consume plenty of fiber

Fiber includes all vegetables, cereals, greens, berries, fruits, and legumes. It's in this order, meaning more vegetables.

Baked dishes, rolls, pâtés, stews, pickled, and fresh cuts. If the stomach and intestines are healthy, they are fresher. If there are any problems - more in a soft (baked, stewed) form. Fiber is a "cushion," absorbing everything you add to it: fat, sugar, alcohol.

Consume less fats and sugar

All fried in fat sausages, jellies with a centimeter-thick layer of lard on top, cakes, and pastries with buttercream (tubes, "hazelnuts" with condensed milk) combined in one meal will almost instantly lead your body to a state of type 2 diabetes.

The combination of sugar and fat worsens, literally breaks the work of insulin receptors, and the body finds itself in a state of insulin resistance. So, don't fry, but stew, add water, and bake.

Instead of pastries with cream, prepare those with fruit-berry filling, for example, strudel with apples and cinnamon, dumplings with cherries, currants, jelly, and homemade marshmallows.

Drink plenty of water

Water can be with lemon, viburnum, cranberries, and pomegranate. Or compote of dried fruits without sugar and honey. By drinking water, you will want to eat less and go to the toilet more often.

Choose light alcohol

Do not overload your liver and brain with alcohol; our wartime life already stresses them. Do not drink on an empty stomach; provide a "cushion." Drink light, preferably wine, even better - dry. It will help digest meat dishes better—alternate alcohol with water.

Don't just eat and drink during the holidays

Try to move more, not just eat and drink. On the first day of January, walk all day to burn the calories received the day before. Support our defenders, send messages to those at war, donate some money, and help them buy what they need.