The holiday table: tasty, healthy

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Any festive meal associated with the abundance of delicious but not very healthy dishes. In this article we’ll talk about the holiday table new year’s eve, which most often out of the competition. Traditional herring under a fur coat, Olivier, mountains of dumplings, boiled potatoes and pork in French, and rivers of champagne and bubbling soda… Well, how can you resist not to try all? And how then to stay alive? Everything is in your hands: cook and eat only the healthiest food!
The content of the article

  • Tangerines
  • Bananas
  • Pineapple
  • Avocado
  • Sauerkraut
  • Red fish
  • Meat
  • Cheese
  • Nuts


Tangerines are rich in vitamin C Chimes have not yet begun to beat, and we can’t wait. What would such a tasty take of the festive table? Waiting for main dishes start with fruit. The ideal choice tangerines. The citrus fruits not only increase appetite, but also famous for high content of the main antioxidant vitamin C and vitamin D, strengthen bones, and vitamin K, which increases the elasticity of blood vessels. The main new year’s fruit is rich in synephrine. A substance that prevents the stagnation of fluids in the body and the appearance of edema.

The tangerines, of course, useful, but hard to lean on them is not necessary. Be careful: because of the large amounts of vitamin C and fruit acids, they can cause serious harm to the gastro-intestinal tract. Mandarins are not recommended when gastric ulcer and 12 duodenal ulcer, colitis.


Banana — source of potassium a Good alternative to Mandarin – banana. Sweet starchy fruits are rich in potassium, which is essential for the normal functioning of our soft tissues, blood vessels, internal organs, brain cells. This microelement takes an active part in the formation of hard tissues (bones, teeth, nails) and together with sodium regulates water balance in the body, normalizes heart rhythm. Daily allowance of potassium is contained in 2 bananas.

Banana is one of the natural sources of ephedrine. Regular use of this substance improves the functioning of the Central nervous system, increases efficiency and improves mood.


Pineapple is a natural source of manganese and potassium, Pineapple is a great source of vitamin C. Many mammals produce it yourself, but people will be deprived of the ability. So we have no choice but to consume the vitamin inside.

Fragrant sun fruit is a natural source of manganese, contributing to the formation and strengthening of bones, and potassium. In pineapple also contains the enzyme bromelain. He breaks down complex proteins into simpler amino acids, and thus contribute to their better absorption, has anti-inflammatory and antithrombotic effect. Simply bromelain thins the blood and prevents the formation of atherosclerotic plaques.

As with any fibrous fruit, pineapple is rich in fiber. It gives the feeling of satiety, simultaneously absorbs harmful substances and is perfectly “cleans” the intestines.


Avocado – source of potassium, oleic acid and vitamins a growing popularity among Russians is becoming alligator pear, the avocado has. We prepare from it a delicious appetizer guacamole, added to salads and eaten just so, sprinkling with salt and pepper. And rightly so! Avocado is a valuable source of potassium, oleic acid (lowers bad cholesterol the blood), vitamins A, E, B1 and B6. These natural antioxidants not only prevent aging, but also reduce the risk of developing cancer.

Avocado is useful, but very fatty fruit. Depending on varieties, it contains up to 30% fat, and energy value of 700 kcal. And although nutritionists claim that the fat, this plant and useful to abuse the green fruit is not worth it. Especially at the holiday table, where a lot of other snacks.

Remember: no matter how useful as the above fruits, is a dish to eat which is necessary for the hour before or after taking any other food.


Sauerkraut inhibits the aging process and strengthens the immune system new year’s feast has not only in liver but also causes serious damage to the figure. So, to somehow hold him in place, but not to die of hunger, many of us lean on cucumber and tomato cuts. But in vain! This time of year they are practically no vitamins only water. And hunger they do not suppress, but on the contrary, incite with incredible force. To appease the appetite will help a favorite delicacy of the Russian people – the good old cabbage, sauerkraut grandma recipe.

Sauerkraut is guaranteed to slow the aging process and strengthens the immune system due to the high content of vitamins C, A, K, B1, B2, B6. There is in it, and iodine, and lactic acid, which protects the gastrointestinal tract from peptic ulcer disease.

Red fish

“Red fish” contains polyunsaturated fatty acids omega-3 Below we will focus on the breed of salmon, which in common parlance is simply called “red fish”. This is sockeye salmon, pink salmon, salmon, salmon, salmon. With some salmon meat, after all, white color (white salmon, whitefish).

The main value of red fish – polyunsaturated fatty acids omega-3. They strengthen blood vessels, nerve tissue, reduce bad cholesterol and reduce blood clotting. The latter is very important for the prevention of cardiovascular disease, thrombosis, strokes. Getting into our body, omega-3 stimulate the brain and prevent the development of depression.


Rabbit — the dietary and low-calorie meat although vegetarians never tire of repeating that animal protein is harmful to health, the Russian people believe in it with difficulty. Especially in the festive night. So, what meat to choose for the New year?

Of course, the dietary and low – calorie- rabbit. It is 21% protein and 15% fat. In the second place utility – the Turkey and chicken. Protein content they are not inferior to the meat, but the fat in them a little more – about 20%. To protect yourself from excess fat and unnecessary calories, eat only the white meat. Or in the extreme case of chicken legs without the skin. Do not gnaw the hryaschik – they have a lot of fat, and teeth such an exercise is clearly not good.

As for red meat, the nutritionists recommend to choose the beef (protein content of 18-20%). It is less fatty than pork, and not so “heavy” like a lamb. Besides, animal fat is very refractory, so all the dishes from this meat, you need to drink hot green tea, which can be not very convenient. Hot tea in combination with alcohol – a constant companion of the Russian new year’s feast – can cause sudden and severe intoxication. In General, it is better not to eat lamb. And remember: most of it boiled or roasted meat.


Each variety of cheese has its own unique properties During the gala dinner to pay tribute to the cheese. Just keep in mind: if you plan to eat fish or meat, especially if you already did that, the amount of cheese will have to be limited. Otherwise “overload” the body with protein.

Watching the figure and try not to overeat? Pay attention to the diet cheese – Adyghe. Are you a vegetarian? Eat tofu. It is pleasant to the taste and very rich in proteins, what is competing with meat and fish.

Generally, each variety of cheese has some unique properties. For example, “Dutch” contain bacteria, prevent tooth decay, and covered with white mold “French” (Camembert, brie) promote digestion.

Cheese – the source of many minerals (calcium, zinc), vitamins (A, D, b group), as well as essential amino acids (tryptophan, lysine). Tryptophan improves sleep and reduces stress, lysine is essential for growth and tissue regeneration, the production of antibodies.

Cheese, definitely a useful product, but it is, after all, not worth it, because it contains a lot of fat.


Nuts contain vitamins, minerals, dietary fiber and fatty acids Nuts – the constant delicacy and a valuable source of vegetable protein. What nuts help pass the time while waiting for the main dishes. What is useful is contained in them! Vitamins, minerals, dietary fiber and very beneficial fatty acids: omega-3, omega-6, omega-9.

Peanuts – record in protein content. Very rich in folic acid, which improves memory, attention, lowers cholesterol and has choleretic properties.

A walnut resembles a brain for a reason. It normalizes the gray cells and improves memory. To do this, simply eat a couple fruits a day. It also relieves fatigue and even strengthens muscles. Vitamin a walnut surpasses even citrus fruits, so in the winter, in flu season it is especially indispensable.

Cashews – an effective remedy in diseases of the gums and natural immunomodulator.

Although the hazelnut has a great fat content (about 70%), it contains very few carbohydrates. So no harm figure, he doesn’t, don’t worry. The content of iron, which is essential for hematopoiesis, hazelnut is superior to red meat and even beef liver!

Well pistachios lower cholesterol, normalize blood pressure, enhance immunity and improve spermatogenesis. These nuts contain the pigment lutein. It protects the retina and the huge amount of fiber necessary for proper bowel function.

As you can see, even if you practice a healthy lifestyle and follow the figure, hungry for new year’s eve will remain.

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