Association of "Ukrainian importers of fish and seafood" took part in the XI scientific-practical conference "Modern aspects of rational nutrition". The conference is aimed at a broad medical audience (nutritionists, gastroenterologists, therapists, pediatricians, allergists, endocrinologists, cosmetologists and other physicians).
The conference was opened by the president of the Association of Dietitians of Ukraine Oleg Shvets. He congratulated those present on the beginning of the work of an important scientific and practical meeting and dwelt on the actual problems associated with the modern system of organization of rational nutrition and its importance for human health. Separately, he focused on the negative consequences of unhealthy eating as one of the key risk factors for the emergence of noncommunicable diseases, which should be in the field of view not only of medical specialists, but of society as a whole.
In addition, attention was paid to the recently-announced so-called "plate of healthy nutrition", which includes recommendations on the nutrition of Ukrainians.
The "Ukrainian Healthy Plate" is formed on the basis of the mental characteristics and culture of the food, to which we are accustomed.
Ukrainians are recommended to consume 300 grams of vegetables per day and 75 grams of legumes. But not at once, but for 4-5 meals. Fruits are recommended to eat twice a day, but the optimal amount is 300 grams per day.
Also, nutritionists recommend 2-3 times a week to eat fish dishes (salmon, pollock, hake, pike perch, carp), and from meat products to rely on poultry meat. It is also recommended to consume no more than two eggs per day.
The daily norm of whole grains for women is 70 grams per day. Men should consume 20 grams more. In addition, nutritionists recommend consuming two tablespoons of nuts and seeds during the day. Also, a healthy dish of Ukrainians should include 70 grams of vegetable oils per day.
Milk and sour milk products should be low in fat content, and from its consumption it will be useful if there are not more than three servings per day of milk (kefir, ryazhenka, cottage cheese, yoghurt and sourdough, etc.).
Recommendations of Ukrainian nutritionists regarding salt and sugar are consonant with the World Health Organization - 5 grams of salt and 50 grams of sugar per day.