Health officials call for the adoption of a new diet for the economic crisis.
Wired pr news.com – Russians have reportedly been prescribed a new diet for dealing with the economic crisis. As reported by AFP, the country’s health officials have recommended a back-to-basics diet to counteract years of steady weight gain.
The Federal Consumer Protection Service is noted to have recently released a report stating Russian men and women have put on an average of four pounds over the last decade. Gennady Onishchenko, Head of the Service, is further quoted as stating in the “Healthy Nutrition on the Cheap” report, “When it comes to obesity, Russian women are among the leaders in European countries.”
The current state of the economy is anticipated to significantly change general eating habits to less expensive, less nutritious, calorie packed foods. As noted by the AP, adult males in Russia can eat healthy for 30 days on $77 (2,780 rubles). Females can do so for $66 (2,354 rubles) per month.