Have you planned a block of foie gras for your end-of-year meal? Discover the nutritionist’s advice to make you happy without harming your figure (or your arteries).
It’s hard to imagine the end of the year celebrations without foie gras: festive food par excellence, it can be enjoyed as an aperitif (on small canapes), as a starter (on toast, with jam or chutney fruit) or as a main course (the famous pan-fried foie gras).
Can we allow ourselves foie gras when we pay attention to our shape or when we try to eat healthy? The question is complicated.
Foie gras: indulge yourself … without going overboard!
First, as we can imagine, foie gras is a real calorie bomb with about 490 Kcal per 100 grams, or the equivalent of 2 slices. Fatty liver is also hyper-fatty (it’s in the title): it contains around 50 g of lipids per 100 g and, in particular, monounsaturated and saturated fatty acids. Without forgetting the salt: about 515 mg per 100 g. Medium for arteries …
Compared to other “fatty” products traditionally consumed at the end of the year (such as smoked salmon, for example), foie gras does not present any real nutritional value. Yes, but here it is: the worst enemy of a healthy diet and a balanced diet is frustration. Regarding foie gras, the watchword therefore remains: mo-de-ra-tion.
To enjoy your foie gras without feeling guilty or exploding the calorie bill, here is the advice of Nathalie Négro, dietician-nutritionist.
Thanks to Nathalie Négro, dietician-nutritionist and head of the Nutrition Center of Brides-les-Bains thermal baths.
Source: Ciqual table (National Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health Safety – ANSES).
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