Doctor Myasnikov: lard is a high-calorie product that can be eaten every day

Doctor Alexander Myasnikov: being very high in calories, lard is nevertheless a useful product in many ways.

Doctor Myasnikov stated that such a product like lard, you can eat it every day if you wish, despite its high calorie content. The doctor noted that the effect of a product on the body is determined by its quantity – a small piece of lard can turn out to be something like a natural medicine or vitamin.

“Like coffee, there is a persistent myth that it is harmful to the liver, heart and blood vessels, Likewise with lard, there is a myth that it is harmful. Lard is a very high-calorie, but healthy product in many ways, containing polyunsaturated fatty acids,” said Alexander Myasnikov.
According to the doctor, the acceptable dose for daily consumption is 10-30 grams of lard.

Myasnikov clarified that various amino acids contained in lard lead to an increase in the level of “good” cholesterol in the body, which combines with “bad” cholesterol cholesterol, is transported to the liver, processed and excreted from the body, thereby  Thus, moderate consumption of lard prevents the development of atherosclerosis.

In addition, lard contains vitamins (vitamin A, vitamin D, vitamin E, vitamin K) and microelements necessary for the immune system in the form of iron, zinc, selenium, calcium, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus.

The doctor recommended storing the product in foil or parchment – just not in film. Storage in polyethylene blocks the access of oxygen, promoting oxidation and molding of the product.

The portal previously wrote that giving up eggs will not lead to a decrease in cholesterol levels.

Important! Information is provided for reference purposes. Ask a specialist about contraindications and side effects and under no circumstances self-medicate. At the first signs of illness, consult a doctor.

Alexander Myasnikov Alexander Myasnikov Healthy lifestyle general practitioner, cardiologist, chief physician of City Clinical Hospital No. 71 (Moscow), television and radio presenter.