MOSCOW, 15 March – RIA Novosti. Many people who observe Great Lent make a mistake that ultimately harms their health. Nutritionist Elena Tikhomirova told Zvezda about this. “The body is deprived of important protein products for forty days, if a person replaces them with an increased amount of carbohydrates, he will gain a huge amount of extra pounds,” the nutritionist explained.
According to the doctor, it is necessary to make up for the deficiency of animal protein at the expense of food rich in plant proteins.
Tikhomirova noted that proper nutrition during Lent will have a beneficial effect on the body. In particular, increasing your intake of vegetables, complex carbohydrates, and beans in moderation can help you lose weight and normalize your blood pressure.
Earlier, the chief nutritionist of the Moscow Department of Health, Antonina Starodubova, said that fasting is not recommended for children, pregnant and lactating women, the elderly and people with diseases.