28 November 2012

Angola: Expert Explains Ways to Prevent Chronic Diseases

Luanda — The prevention of many chronic diseases, such as high blood pressure and diabetes, can be done through the adoption of a healthy diet and having proper information about them, said Wednesday in Luanda the specialist on food research and quality of life, Isabel Fontes Pires.

The expert, who spoke to ANGOP about the prevention of chronic diseases, said also that it is necessary to adopt good habits, such as drinking 1.5 litres of water per day, taking a spoon of honey with a bit of cinnamon everyday, eating garlic preferably with a little bit of olive-oil and eating a good soup regularly.

"The food must always be healthy, but the problem is that there is lack of knowledge about what is healthy food", she stressed.

She explained that high blood pressure is caused by bad diet, adding that in the human body it is not only the excess of weight that causes problems, but also the effort made by the heart during the digestive process.

She explained that bad eating habits can make a person addicted to certain inappropriate foods, as well as physically and mentally feeble.

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