Doctor Olga Sharapova: pasta and sausages can be dangerous for children’s health

Врач Ольга Шарапова: макароны и сосиски могут быть опасны для здоровья детей

Pasta and sausages should not be a regular dish in the children’s diet. Otherwise, according to the doctor, children may experience real dependence on these products that will adversely affect their health.

That regular feeding of the pasta and sausage can be dangerous for children’s health, said the member of the Commission of Moscow city Council on health and public health, the chief physician of city clinical hospital of a name of Vinogradova Olga Sharapova.

She noted that attachment to each product is formed since childhood, and the familiarity with the taste of the pasta and sausages at an early age leads to the formation of unhealthy dietary habits associated with increased risk of developing various diseases and obesity.

In particular, the doctor compared the children become accustomed to pasta and sausage dependence on sweets, which is usually acquired in childhood and is associated with the occurrence of diabetes.

“If children eat pasta with sausages from morning until evening that they love… these children will have the disease,” said Olga Sharapova.

The doctor reminded that the pasta are sources of fast carbs, the active use of which has a specific effect on the metabolism, contributing to the deposition and accumulation of fat cells. As for the sausages, this product contains a number of artificial additives in the assimilation which the brain receives digestion signals contributing to addiction to the taste of the product and the desire to make it more and more.

Note that the CPS had published a report “On the state sanitary-and-epidemiologic wellbeing of the population in Russia in 2018”. It States that in the diet of Russian citizens lacking vegetables, fruits and dairy products.

“99.1% of the population is not enough uses in the nutrition of vegetables, 97.3% of fruit, 83.1% of vegetable oil”, – reported in the document.

Representatives of agencies have concluded that last year the consumption of vegetables per person in Russia fell by 3 kg per year, milk production by 7 litres per year. At the same time in the same report, the CPS records that in 2013 the incidence of obesity in Russia increased almost twice and most likely will continue to grow.