”Sige, anak kumain ka nang kumain. Bata ka pa naman, kahit ano pwede mo pang kainin”. Ito ang isa sa mga sikat na linya ng mga nanay. But did you know that proper nutrition should actually begin while you’re still young?
According to the Department of Science and Technology – Food and Nutrition Research Institute (DOST-FRNI), in Metro Manila, 1 out of 10 children from age 5 to 10 years old is overweight and 1 out of 5 adolescents is overweight/obese. Among adults from 20 to 59 years old, 28.8% are overweight and 9.6% are obese. 24.7% are overweight and 6.3% are obese among elderly Filipinos from 60 years old and above.
Ang pagkain ng tama ay importante to keep us active and strong kahit ano pa man ang edad natin. However, as we age, our bodies may have different needs and certain nutrients like protein, vitamin D, calcium, dietary fiber, potassium and vitamin B12 may be required to maintain healthy body functions.
The older we get, the more we need to know about our nutritional needs. Senior citizens need higher levels of nutrients compared to younger people to sustain their health. So, if you think you haven’t been a healthy eater your whole life, it’s time to check your diet and take these superfoods!
Water is important. Keeping yourself hydrated is crucial to maintaining your overall health and well-being. Not all are consuming enough water a day. Instead of drinking sodas or artificially-sweetened fruit juices, just drink water.
Maraming sakit ang napapagaling ng pag-inom ng tubig. Drinking at least 8-10 glasses of water a day helps in flushing out toxins in the body and lubricating the joints, thus preventing joint pains. Water also regulates bowel movement, maintains blood pressure and prevents kidney damage.
Green leafy vegetables like kale, spinach, cabbage, lettuce, and bok choy among others should be included in your diet as they reduce the risk of high blood pressure, obesity, diabetes or other heart problems.
Bawas-bawasan muna ang fast food at mga pagkaing matataba at mamantika. Just be creative in preparing your meals para hindi ka magsawa. Search the internet for recipes.
Berries are super antioxidants and high in vitamin C and potassium. They are powerful enough to lower your cholesterol, reduce the risk of cancer, hypertension, heart disease and diabetes.
Doctors and nutritionists recommend eating even a small portion of berries a day such as strawberries, blueberries, tomatoes, kiwis or blackberries as they can help with your metabolism.
Instead of munching on junk foods, mag-berries ka nalang for merienda. Healthy na, busog ka pa!
Garlic has many surprising health benefits. It is high in calcium, vitamins B1, B6 and C. Studies show that garlic can improve blood pressure, lower cholesterol, help boost one’s immunity, reduce the severity of cold and flu symptoms.
Kung magluluto ng pagkain, magandang lagyan ito ng maraming bawang para buong pamilya makinabang sa benefits nito.
Taking supplements such as vitamins and minerals may also contribute to the overall health of older adults.
A healthy diet paired with exercise and a healthy lifestyle is essential in maintaining your weight, fighting diseases and helping you live longer. You owe it to yourself na maging malakas, malusog at malayo sa kahit na anong karamdaman, whatever your age. Let go of old, unhealthy habits. Tigilan na ang sobrang pagtatrabaho at pagpupuyat. Say goodbye to drinking and smoking.
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