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IMSS urges to avoid excessive eating

Alejandro Vargas / El Diario de Juarez

Monday, December 26, 2022 | 21:29

Juarez City.- Given the proximity of the New Year’s Eve dinner, the Mexican Institute of Social Security (IMSS) recommends eating the day’s meals in the usual manner and hours, as well as avoiding including a portion of vegetables at each meal. Small plates are used for this. Eating large amounts of food and not repeating dishes.

Nutritionist Alma Belen Membrilla Torres suggests celebrating only with members of the same household, using separate utensils and not sharing food from the same plate or drinking from the same glass, as well as Maintain a healthy distance, use a face mask and wash hands frequently. ,

He stressed that the diet should be healthy for all members of the family, as this reduces the risk of suffering from chronic diseases such as diabetes, high blood pressure or high levels of cholesterol or fat in the blood (dyslipidemia), and if they Suffers, complications are less.

In addition, he stresses that eating healthy, with foods rich in vitamins and minerals, helps strengthen the immune system. Social Security’s nutrition and health experts point out that it’s important to avoid prolonged fasting for the New Year’s dinner and eat normally during the day.

Membrilla Torres insisted that dishes such as green salads or fried vegetables should be preferred and low-fat meats for main courses, such as baked or enchiladas legs, loin or turkey, rather than fried or roasted stews; Also do without excessive use of salt, fats and sugars.

For desserts, he said, the best choices are jellies and fresh fruit, not those that are served in syrup or contain large amounts of sugar, flour or fat in their preparation. With regard to food portions, he recalled that the stomachs of minors do not have the same capacity as adults.

In view of this, he pointed out that it is appropriate for children to be served on a plate of about 19 cm in diameter, while adults on one of 23. Vegetables in half the plate and rice or spaghetti in the other half and a portion of food of animal origin; Do not repeat the ideal food.

He stresses that another recommendation is not to drink alcoholic beverages, because when mixed with soda, diabetics can suffer severe decompensation. He stressed that people with chronic conditions need to get themselves treated, get their glucose and pressure levels checked.


• Salad or fried vegetables

• Lean Meat


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