Cardiologist Korenevich named side dishes popular among Russians that harm the heart and blood vessels

According to cardiologist Anna Korenevich, there are foods that can have a negative effect on the cardiovascular system. They are often found in the diet of those who suffer from these diseases.

First of all, we are talking about fast carbohydrates. This is not only sugar, white bread and sweet pastries, but also potatoes, white rice, and pasta. That is, the side dishes that Russians most often choose.

Secondly, you need to pay attention to trans fats (margarine and its derivatives) and processed meat products (sausages, sausages).

Thirdly, it is necessary to reduce canned foods in the diet, including vegetables. Eating products that contain cheap palm oils and a lot of salt will generally only bring harm.

It's not just about the food. Korenevich emphasizes that poor nutrition and obesity are often consequences of chronic stress.

“The cause of a heart attack is stress, not poor nutrition,” the doctor noted in her blog.

It is necessary not only to monitor nutrition, but also to work with stress and increase psychological flexibility, she emphasized.

According to nutritionist Elena Tikhomirova, the healthiest side dishes are vegetables, buckwheat and brown rice. For example, zucchini contains a large amount of fiber, which acts as a sorbent.

You can choose protein vegetable side dishes: soy, beans, lentils, mung bean, green peas. Spinach, parsley, garlic, broccoli and kohlrabi cabbage are high in vegetable protein.

As MedicalForum wrote, according to dietitian and nutritionist Irina Pisareva, people over 50 years old should not include semolina porridge, white rice porridge and instant oatmeal in their regular diet. The top 5 healthy cereals include: buckwheat, wild rice, rolled oats (long-cooked, barley, quinoa.

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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.

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