February 27, 2009
Russia offers ‘crisis diet’ for economy
Russia's top doctor has recommended an
anti-crisis diet for the economic recession that costs only $77 per month for one adult.
The Federal Consumer Protection Service, headed by Dr. Gennady Onishchenko, created a report that recommands people drop kolbasa and soft drinks in favor of cost-effective healthy foods including kefir and cabbage, the Moscow Times reported Friday.
The aim is so that people don't panic and know that in any situation there is a way out, including in nutrition, a service spokeswoman said.
The diet, which the service's report says is designed to be
accessible to lower-income groups, includes 243 pounds of potatoes and 88 pounds of cabbage each year.