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.