Health Park: From the School Hospital Nutrition Service they share recommendations for a healthy diet at Easter

April 12, 2022 – 12:46 pm.

Health Park: From the School Hospital Nutrition Service they share recommendations for a healthy diet at Easter

Dr. Ramon Madariga, “Dr. Raman Madariga” from Health Park in the Province of Missionaries shares some recommendations for the community on healthy eating during the Christian festival Holy Week. They recommend avoiding excess, varied, balanced and healthy diet, which becomes a habit and can persist over time.

In this context, Ms Florencia D’Achari, from Nutrition Service, explained that “every meal plan must respect the 4 rules of food: quantity, quality, harmony and sufficiency, to guarantee that it is good.”

He also mentioned that on these dates it is important to highlight the foods that have positive and negative aspects to our normal diet. “With regard to positive foods, we should highlight an increase in the consumption of fish, which is beneficial to our body because it contains healthy fats that lower cholesterol levels. It is therefore advisable that this custom be followed. Make it a part of your normal diet, don’t wait for a date to include it.

Along the same lines, the professional addressed the negative aspects. “In this case, I would refer to an excess of portions of hypercaloric foods, which are consumed at Easter. Among them chiapa, Paraguayan soup, corn cakes, threads and Easter eggs where the main recommendation is to control portions.

After providing details of the positive and negative aspects of specific Easter dishes, he explains how to make a healthy dish. “Generally, a dish should be composed of carbohydrates, protein, healthy fats, vitamins and minerals. Half of the plate should be made up of vegetables (raw or cooked), 1/4 in meat, legumes such as: peas, beans , lentils or chickpeas, or eggs, while the remaining 1/4 consists of grains or vegetables, which are potatoes, sweet potatoes, cassava and corn.

For the example he gave, “Lunch or dinner we can include Paraguayan soup, which is a complete meal in terms of carbohydrates, proteins and fats; in which we should add vegetables of all kinds and colors, these salads.” Can be eaten raw or cooked (roasted, grilled or grilled), to make a complete and healthy dish”.

On the other hand, he argued that “we must not forget that we have to continue with our healthy diet, not restricting ourselves but controlling portions.”

In addition, Florencia d’Achari emphasized general recommendations. It is recommended to have 8 glasses of water a day as the main drink, avoiding soft drinks or alcohol. Continue with physical activity. The World Health Organization recommends 30 minutes per day.

At that time he further said, “We should consume fruits and vegetables in a variety of ways. The Food Guide’s recommendation for the Argentine population is 5 portions per day. Make 4 daily meals, breakfast, lunch, breakfast and dinner, try not to skip them so that the next meal is not plentiful, adapted to the needs of our body “

In this he said that it is necessary to plan meals, in this way, it is possible to avoid wastage and leftovers in the remaining days.

Regarding chocolate, the professional said most recommended consumption of dark chocolate, which contains 60 to 70% cacao, typically contains a smaller amount of sugar than a milk chocolate presentation.

healthy recipe

In addition, Ms. Florencia de Acharya shared some ideas for a healthy recipe with chocolate and to share with family and especially children, “A good option is to bathe the fruits in chocolate and take them to the freezer. So that it can harden. Another recipe might be Oatmeal and Cocoa Truffles.”

Recommendations for people with diabetes

In the case of people with diabetes, the professional gave them some recommendations to help them have a good Easter and reduce the risk of hyperglycemia or hypoglycemia, “It is very important to include fruits, vegetables, legumes, grains such as: oats, bran.” and dried fruits; seeds, barley, oatmeal, breads made from whole wheat; pasta al dente or 100% durum wheat”.

“The recommendation is to make homemade preparations with permitted ingredients, do physical activity in which the whole family can participate, and eat foods that give us more satiety, accelerate intestinal transit, prevent constipation.” provide benefits for, and lower blood sugar levels,” he said.

In the end, he stressed that the most important thing is a varied, balanced and healthy diet, which becomes a habit and can be maintained over time.

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