A balanced diet, added to proper hygiene, reduces the risk of contracting diseases such as diabetes, Prevent heart disease and obesity. Follow these tips to eat safely and nutritiously.
Everything we eat affects our body, either positively or negatively, so we must be especially careful with our daily diet. Good nutrition protects us from malnutrition and non-communicable diseases, such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes and cancer, as mentioned by the World Health Organization (WHO).
In the current context of COVID-19, it is even more important to eat well. Although it has not been confirmed that certain diets reduce the chances of contagion, a balanced diet contributes, among other things, to maintaining a healthy immune system, reducing the impact of the virus on our body.
In addition, if we include daily exercise and the intake of fruits and vegetables, we will reduce the risk of obesity. Let us remember that people with diabetes, with a weakened immune system and with obesity are at greater risk of presenting complications from this new virus.
The WHO highlights that healthy eating habits begin in the first years of life. In fact, breast milk is the first nutritious food for babies; it favors their healthy growth and improves their cognitive development. It is essential that girls and boys learn to eat healthy and that they know the benefits of doing so. Thus, they will be able to grow up healthy and will be aware of the importance of maintaining a balanced diet also in adulthood.
Tips for healthy eating
An adequate and sufficient diet contributes to the maintenance and improvement of the state of health and nutrition. The head of nutrition at Buyinmind, highlights that, in order to have a healthy proper diet, we must:
- Consume fruits and vegetables of different colors daily, and preferably of the season.
- Eat a food of animal origin daily, such as meat, organ meats, blood, fish, eggs and dairy products.
- Include stews, both as a main dish, as an ingredient in other preparations such as salads.
- Reduce the consumption of sugars in food and drinks.
- Consume rice, bread and noodles in moderation.
- Reduce the consumption of salt in meals.
Hygiene to prevent diseases
Daily hygiene helps maintain good health. In that sense, washing your hands is crucial to prevent respiratory and diarrheal infections. By doing so, we prevent germs and viruses from spreading; including the one that causes COVID-19. To do it correctly, we must rub our hands for at least 20 seconds using soap and water. Once this process is finished, they must be completely dry.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicate that the most important times to wash your hands are before, during and after preparing food, before eating, when treating a wound, after using the bathroom, after coughing or sneezing, as well as after changing diapers, touching animals, handling pet food, or handling garbage.
Particular care must be taken with hygiene when preparing food. When cooking, you should wash your hands frequently, especially after handling raw meat, poultry, fish, or eggs, to prevent cross-contamination. Similarly, food must be washed well before preparing it and kitchen tables must be disinfected before and after use.
The United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef) warns that the lack of body hygiene measures can be the cause of diseases such as scabies or scabies, mycosis or fungi. To avoid this, we must bathe daily, dry all parts of the body well, change clothing that is in contact with the skin every day, keep nails clean and short, and wash hair with shampoo frequently.
No less important is oral hygiene. To avoid cavities and possible infections, we must brush our teeth when we get up, before bed and after each meal. Also, avoid excesses of sweets between meals and visit the dentist periodically.
At https://buyinmind101.blogspot.com, we join efforts to guarantee and promote healthy eating for girls, boys and women. For this reason, with the support of Coca Cola, we have created Buyinmind, a product that works in the areas of nutrition and economic reactivation of small businesses.