social health insurance (EsSalud) urged the population to maintain a healthy nutrition during the holidays New YearAlso taking care of the diet of the little ones and preparing delicious healthy food.
LIC. Julissa Guimet Vargas, nutritionist Angmos HospitalProvided some advice, recommendations and options for New Year’s Eve dinner, prepared on the basis of healthy foods that will strengthen the immune system of people with various health problems, such as diabetes, overweight and neoplasias.
He said that after the pandemic, cases of overweight and obese children have increased, which is causing the problem of hyperglycemia, so it is necessary to avoid excess of calories. AleHe specified that children should have their dinner before 8:30 pm, as this is a good time to digest the food better.
“They can eat a salad with vegetables like baked turkey breast, Christmas quinoa, and some infusion”Refers to specialist.
It also recommended reducing habitual intake of sugary drinks, as it is associated with a 55% increased risk of overweight or obesity in children.
In the case of children with neoplasms, he said that it is important that the dishes are cooked. He also indicated that dishes should be based on foods rich in antioxidants, iron and minerals that help strengthen the immune system, produce red blood cells, and transport oxygen in the blood.
She explained that after oncological medical treatment or palliative care, patients at home can consume cooked salads, farmer’s salads and natural dressings with olive oil.
In the case of children with diabetes, if you want to fulfill your desire to eat Christmas chocolate, you will need to use some tools, such as using skimmed, lactose-free milk and not using cup or bar chocolate, which is recommended to be 100 Should be replaced with %. Pasta cacao or cocoa powder, you can use a little stevia if you want to sweeten it, although it is better to avoid any sweetener.
Also common is the consumption of panettone, a product that contains high levels of saturated fat in most brands, she said. However, the expert hinted at the secret so as not to break the tasty habit.
“Let’s look for panettone brands without octagon, that is, with low levels of trans fat. You have to choose them and try not to eat more than 70 grams of them a day.Revealed by the expert.
However, he added that children with cancer and overweight should eat only in moderation for the festive dinner. While diabetic children should not eat it.
Similarly, he recommended avoiding bacon, fried foods, bacon, sausages, and replacing them, for example, with a salad of chicken pieces. He also told that soda should be avoided and natural fruits should be preferred over canned fruits.
The important thing is to have a balanced diet, be creative in serving these foods and in the portions given to children, according to their diet.