HELSINKI, November 2 – Novosti. The Estonian Health Development Institute has issued recommendations on proper nutrition, urging residents of the country to reduce food costs amid widespread price increases, the Baltnews portal reported on Wednesday .
“According to the Institute’s recommendations, in order to save money, the country’s residents need to cook on their own, buy canned food, semi-finished products, and ready-made products as little as possible. Porridge should be on the table at least once a day. Porridge for breakfast will be cheaper than sandwiches,” the message says.
Experts also recommend eating more vegetables, including legumes (peas, beans, lentils). Buy dairy products without additives and supplement them with a small amount of sugar, cocoa, pieces of sweet fruits, berries. “This will result in a meal that contains fewer added sugars and is more likely to be cheaper than store-bought sweet yogurt,” the Postimees newspaper cited the Institute’s recommendation.
The Institute believes that it is necessary to limit the consumption of sweets, “because they are quite expensive and at the same time have a very low nutritional value.” It is better to quench your thirst with pure water, and not with juice and nectars. “If you dilute purchased juice at home on your own, you can get up to about 15 liters of drink from one liter,” the message says.
The Department of Statistics of Estonia previously reported that inflation in the country in October amounted to 22.4% year on year. Estonia has been the leader in terms of price growth among the eurozone countries for seven months in a row.