The IPN specialist warns that the virus will still be around for a long time. Therefore, with this graded return to active life, it is necessary to seek healthier livelihood.
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Perla Xóchitl Leñon Flores, professor of nutrition at the IPN University of Nursing and Obstetrics (ESEO), urged the population to change their eating habits to reverse the rates of obesity and obesity, making Mexico second in the world by numbers from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).
The specialist warned that ultra-processed edible products that are available to virtually everyone have become a serious public health problem in Mexico, which, along with poor eating habits, can lead to obesity and various related conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, and cardiovascular disease Issues that are among the top ten causes of annual mortality in the country, according to the United States National Institute for Statistics and Geography (INEGI).
“It’s a very big problem in a country with 75.2% overweight population, especially during this pandemic period, since the most serious cases and the effects of death from COCID-19 cases are very high in people with different comorbidities with obesity, ”he said.
He warned that the virus would be around for a long time. Therefore, with this staggered return to active life, it is necessary to seek healthier livelihoods that strengthen the immune system and opt for food groups that are rich in essential nutrients. of whole grains and legumes or fruits and vegetables that you generally forget to include.
In addition, he said that it is necessary to choose a correct, healthy and varied diet with plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables in season for both main meals and appetizers in order to get the necessary nutrients.
“The vitamin CCarotenoids and lycopenes are essential antioxidants to reduce the frequency, duration, and severity of respiratory infections. It is also important to note that to activate the Vitamin D Sun rays are necessary in our body, so it is advisable to expose yourself to sunlight for 15 to 20 minutes every day before noon. This vitamin has a regulatory effect on various components of the immune system, in addition to its deficiency, it has been linked to an increased risk of COVID-19 severity, “he said.