If you are a food lover, Maria Teresa Zumaran, Nutritionist of our clinic, makes some recommendations to spend Christmas without digestive complications:
- Eat fruits and vegetables more often. Soups with vegetables are also a good option. Your digestion will be faster and you will not feel bloated.
- Avoid fried foods and high-sugar foods such as boxed fruit juices and junk food, as well as excess dairy, desserts, and jams. Reduce salt intake to avoid water retention, as well as very seasoned dishes or those made with red meat.
- Drink water, not soda or other soft drinks. If you don’t like water, you can add a few drops of lemon.
- A simple diet to follow after holidays: At breakfast, a glass of papaya juice without sugar and whole-grain pita bread with 3 olives for breakfast. At mid-morning, 1 cup of chopped fruit (melon, pineapple, and pear). At lunch, 1 cup of mixed vegetables (cooked and raw), a steamed or baked chicken, turkey, or fish filet, and small corn. A handful of unsalted nuts in the afternoon will help calm anxiety, and in the evening just have a vegetable soup for dinner.
- If you plan to have virtual meetings that include toasts and dinners, and you still do not learn how to combine foods correctly: do not drink soda, do not mix two carbohydrates, for example, rice with potatoes, do not eat salads with mayonnaise or breadcrumbs, only dishes to the grill or salads.
Exercise is essential at this time of year. The recommendation is to do 30 minutes of exercise a day, at least 5 times a week. Get dancing, go for a walk or run, always respecting biosafety measures
Lic. María Teresa Zumarán
Nutritionist at Clínica Ricardo Palma