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Hata tukiambiwa “kula chakula kupita kiasi kulisababisha kifo cha fulani”, hatuamini, au tukiamini, bado tunaendelea “kukupenda” na kula kupita kiasi! Sasa tutakutafutia mikakati!
Chakula ni kitu chochote kinacholiwa na kuupa mwili virutubishi. Nadhani kila mtu anapenda chakula, na kweli chakula ni kitu kizuri, tena huburudisha. Nakumbuka miaka kadhaa iliyopita nilikuwa naongea na kijana mdogo, mwenye umri kama miaka 18, tukazungumzia chakula.
Our bodies need only small amounts of salt a day (about 1.25gm or about a quarter teaspoon). Unfortunately, most of us consume a lot of salt. Health experts link high salt consumption with high blood pressure, and may lead to coronary heart diseases, kidney diseases, stroke and osteoporosis. Current research shows that salty diets can increase the risk of stomach cancer.
Lower your risk of these chronic diseases! Limit your consumption of salted foods, cooking and table salt. Try to use spices and herbs to flavour your foods. If you use packaged or canned foods, read the labels and choose those with no added salt. Otherwise, opt for fresh foods so that you can control the amount of salt added.
Gradually reduce the amount of salt you use in cooking and at the table, Learn to wean yourself off the salty tastes. You will gradually find yourself getting used to low salt foods.
Feel proud of being able to lower your salt consumption.
Kama hunywi pombe unayo sababu ya kufurahi sana, na kwamwe usianze kunywa pombe! Kama unakunywa pombe, punguza sana, na ukiweza acha. Hii ni kwa sababu imezidi kuthibitishwa kwamba pombe ina madhara mengi kiafya.
Wataalamu waliochunguza uhusiano wa unywaji pombe na uwezekano wa kupata saratani (cancer) wamepata uthibitisho wa kuridhisha na wa uhakika kwamba unywaji pombe unaongeza uwezekano wa kupata saratani (cancer) za mdomo, koo, koromeo, matiti na utumbo mkubwa. Pia uko uthibitisho wa kiasi unahusisha unywaji pombe na uwezekano wa kupata saratani ya ini.
This may be a difficult question to answer for most of us; because we may not know how much is enough! Before we refer to a specific amount, it may be necessary just to say that “we all need to eat variety and plenty of vegetables and fruits every day”.
Vegetables and fruits have plenty of essential nutrients for health. There is a lot of evidence that eating plenty of vegetables and fruits contribute a lot into prevention of many diseases including many types of cancer. Vegetables and fruits have natural compounds like beta carotene and vitamin c that helps to reduce the risk of many types to cancer. They also have other important nutrients like folate, dietary fibre, vitamin E and other minerals which are all very important in reducing many types of cancer.