The expert questioned the desire of Russians to eat vegetables instead of meat

Replace meat for vegetables in the diet of Russians can only be associated with economic reasons — lack of funds. On Tuesday, January 11, said in an interview with National news service (NSN), Professor, doctor of medical Sciences Alexey Kovalkov.

“There is even no other options. Because our people have always loved meat,” he said.

The Professor added that such changes are unlikely to have a positive impact on the health of inhabitants of Russia. “If fats and carbohydrates nutritionists still argue, the preservation of the protein mass is recognized by all. Everyone should get the minimal amount of pure protein of 70 grams. According to our Russian standards”, — kavalkou said.

Earlier, on 11 January, “Izvestia”, citing data from Rosstat reported that residents were eating less meat, fish, dairy products, sugar and more vegetables.

In mid-November 2016, Rosstat reported on the decline in real incomes of Russians in October compared to the same month of the previous year by 5.9 percent to a level of 30.9 thousand rubles. In September 2016, the decline accelerated almost fourfold and amounted to 1.5 percent.