December 11, 2022, 09:06 – Public News Service – OSN

Products can be harmful or beneficial not only on their own, but also in combination. Most often, we are faced with a “war” of products and dishes on the festive table, said the doctor of the highest category, Ph.D., medical consultant of the online laboratory Ekaterina Gergesova.

If we consider the New Year’s table from this point of view, then among the many dishes that can strike the liver, kidneys and gastrointestinal tract, one can single out the undisputed leader – Olivier salad. This is a deadly combination of several harmful products at once, the doctor noted.

“Firstly, these are fats from mayonnaise, and in store-bought mayonnaise they are supplemented with various preservatives. In essence, mayonnaise is a huge amount of vegetable oil beaten with an egg or egg yolk. Consuming large amounts of this product in a salad (and also Mimosa, herring under a fur coat and French meat) will cause huge damage to the liver, which is already under attack due to large doses of holiday alcohol. However, excess fat does not bode well for the pancreas either, ”Ekaterina Gergesova listed.

Olivier is based on boiled potatoes, that is, starch and carbohydrates. It gives the salad “satiety”. Not only are carbohydrates unhealthy for the waist, potatoes soaked in mayonnaise further complicate the work of the liver, pancreas and gastrointestinal tract. Therefore, doctors recommend eliminating or minimizing potatoes when dieting.

In many families, they have long moved away from the classic Olivier recipe, replacing beef and chicken with sausage. That is, they make the salad even more harmful, because starch, dyes and flavors are also generously added to factory sausages.

“If you are already planning to treat relatives and friends with this dish, then it’s better to boil meat for it, make mayonnaise at home, and minimize potatoes,” the doctor advises.

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