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How feed the soldier in Russia? Speak, in a new way!

“A bucket of borsch and a half-bucket of porridge on two people“, - such characteristic of norms of food in Petrovsky fleet I once met in popular literature. Porridge was always remembered and serving during the Soviet and Russian period, usually abusing poor and bad army food. And how the situation in the soldier`s dining room is now?

“Not zhramsh“ you will not do some fighting. Therefore so much attention is paid to food of soldiers. It, by the way, always was care of the commander - and here the state seriously undertakes these questions of a century with 16 - go. In France, in Huguenot wars, attended to this question to avoid robberies … It turned out. For a while. Business was new …

But now about the present. “All know“ as they badly feed in army. And, probably, in ours. Also compare with foreign, the benefit in the Network is full of information. Well and “there“, as we know, it is better and better.

Probably to argue silly. “There“ is more safe and, the main thing, more strict. Perhaps, in it and the main reason.

There are still objective data, accurate norms of food. As theft - on other department, and not about it the speech. And about ordered by rules.

At once I will tell that serving now, in the Midland, very praise food. Both quantity, and choice, notorious “buffet“. On a question of quality shrug shoulders more. It very much depends on concrete part.

Complained not of malnutrition per se, and that after army “a muzzle in - from such!“. Explained: you do not fill up, big - energy you fill loadings with food. That is you burst everything.

Now reality. Quality of cooking a miscellaneous, but is strong norms of consumption.

Caloric content: 4374 kcal

of the Squirrel: 13,3%

Fats: 29%

Carbohydrates: 57,9%

That fits into norm of the Ministry of Health for this group taking into account age and a way of life: 4200 - 4400 kcal.

The optimum dose of proteins is defined as 11 - 14%. I cannot claim without detailed apportion as it is removed. In any case, it is far from “average“ norm and the more so from norms of the people training. And loadings in army are big!

Of course, endurance is more important here, and these are carbohydrates and fats. But also there is a lot of power loadings. Plus the young, still growing organism.

I did not find official norms of fats and carbohydrates. It is possible to compare with some average norms: 2605 kcal. Á / Æ / Ó: 10 - 35% / 20 - 35% / 45 - 65%.

In general, as expected. At quite normal balance of carbohydrates and fats, an obvious underfeeding on proteins. It while the norm of carbohydrates, in comparison with former, was reduced. And proteins increased!

What, before soldiers fed absolutely meatless? Judging by official norms? As 10% of protein can be received from grain and macaroni. Read structure of these products.

Now as write, “will give not only meat, but also sausages, sausages, a liver and heart. And once a week - chicken broth“.

Then gave meat earlier... And now still “sausages, sausages“. In them, however, the squirrel is not enough, except as in really natural and absolutely expensive. But it is doubtful that such will be bought for army.

Usually semi-finished products are overloaded with fats. But here the army norm is very good. Especially to soldiers, at big loadings and happening in not always equal and favorable conditions, also the raised share of fats will not prevent.

If that, they compensate also decrease in carbohydrates. Brought from an obvious surplus to more - less norm.

So real and apparent defect of such diet - still scanty content of proteins. Allegedly brought now to physiological norm. Which if norm, then unless for very elderly people. But definitely not for most of the young people living in conditions of constant stresses, a sleep debt, physical overworks.

Yes, in traditional country food too emphasis on the carbohydrates and fats giving endurance to the peasant whose way of life is similar to soldier`s - on character and level of loadings on comfort level … or its shortcoming. But there are serious distinctions. The soldier has much more stresses. It is less than stability, there is no expressed seasonality of loadings. On caloric content - that the food corresponds to loadings. But the peasant nevertheless consumed proteins. At least, fish was available to all. And in general not to compare quality and a variety of house, especially rural, food!

Though with a variety, according to “users“, it became good. Tell, really “buffet“ with the choice of dishes. Fruit, juice and instant coffee are entered into a diet. And quality of food, according to reviews, quite good... Though it depends on the specific cook., It seems, they now civil not to distract soldiers on cooking from the main service.

We still will compare our norms to foreign. In any case, the caloric content of our diet is higher than many. From there is a frequent question: whether search?

Can be. But hardly. Loadings in army considerable, an unusual way of life, stresses, a constant sleep debt - all this demands energy. From here - appetite. Plus unusual food. And - shortage of protein. Many just do not gorge on meatless, beginning to consume more available food.

By the way, a lack of protein - you do not compensate. We are not able to process into it a grass as cows. And it in usual life it is possible to replace sometimes and partly animal protein vegetable. Squirrels are different. Fully you will not replace. And the person will be hungry however many he ate.

And one more “limiter“. I think, even quite good quality will not be compared to habitual. And many and from grazhdansko - a stolovsky public catering turn up the nose, especially at army. And as someone from officials noticed that if much - it is not obligatory to eat everything at all.

And it, by the way, is right. More is better than less.