Entering the age of 50 years, there are various risks of chronic diseases that should be wary of.
REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA — Entering the age of 50 years, there are various risks chronic disease which should be watched out for. Food is one of the most important factors that can help prevent the risks of these chronic diseases.
According to the United States (US) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about 78 percent of women and men age 44 have at least one chronic disease, about 47 percent have at least two chronic diseases, and 19 percent have at least three or more chronic illnesses. more. Some of these chronic diseases are type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asthma, cancer, and arthritis.
Choosing the right diet can help prevent many chronic diseases, particularly type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and cancer. Therefore, it is important to pay more attention to food selection, including breakfast.
“One breakfast menu, in particular, that you need to avoid after age 50 is deep-fried chicken and waffle, “said nutritionist Toby Amidor as reported on the site Eat This Not That, Tuesday (28/12).
Toby said, flour fried chicken dish and waffle “breaking” the three basic principles of a healthy diet to prevent chronic disease. One of them is high in saturated fat because chicken is processed through this method deep fried and usually coated with gravy butter based.
Second, a dish of flour and fried chicken waffle also contains high levels of sugar from the syrup pancake. Third, this dish is high in sodium.
Generally, one fried chicken dish flour and a piece waffle A large serving with butter and milk contains a minimum of 1,000 calories. Therefore, Amidor strongly does not recommend that these foods be consumed regularly in daily life, especially for people who are more at risk for chronic diseases.
However, that does not mean the dish of fried chicken with flour and waffle cannot be consumed at all. If you want to enjoy this dish once in a while, try making your own at home so that the cooking process and the ingredients used can be controlled more. For example, skinless cooked chicken, waffles made from whole wheat and low-fat milk, and accompaniments gravyIt is made with low -fat milk, low -sodium chicken broth, and a little unsalted butter.
Toby warned that the risks of chronic disease may indeed only appear to increase at the age of 50 years. However, the application of a healthy lifestyle needs to be accustomed from an early age for a healthier old age.
“Eating healthy should be done throughout your life to lower the risk of these chronic diseases,” said Toby.