Covid-19 caused widespread devastation. It has also led to realization among people regarding the importance of good health for fighting diseases. At the time of pandemic, more and more stress was laid on vulnerability of pre-existing conditions such as diabetes or hypertension. In fact, Covid-19 was also seen to induce certain cardiovascular ailments as well as high blood glucose levels. The prevalence of such diseases is already staggeringly high given poor dietary habits and lifestyles.
Also, people indulge in high sugar, trans-fat, and sodium comfort food, which can be extremely dangerous for the diabetic and hypertensive population including the heart.
The doctors advocate habitual changes to reduce the risks of developing serious cardiovascular concerns. There is a need for taking a heart-healthy diet. Eating small and frequent meals is recommended as it helps prevent excess pressure on the heart.
The doctors have been advising people to choose food that is rich in fibre and take small portions of each food item.
The researchers have shown that while cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death overall, there have been some transitions, particularly in the high-income countries, which have managed to reduce the number of deaths from cardiovascular disease. In low-income countries, including India, however, cardiovascular disease is still the top killer, with death three times more frequent than that due to cancer.
Among the factors also include low education level. There is a need for out-of-the-box solutions combined with increased awareness. There is a requirement of putting in plans that target the risk factors and prevent the onset of non-communicable diseases.
The key to disease prevention and fitness lies in a nutritious and balanced diet. There is a need to increase awareness among people about the health hazards of taking too much salt, sugar, transfats, and tobacco. Also awareness needs to be ramped up on the benefits that accrue from consuming fruits, nuts, cereals and vegetables rich in essential and immunity-boosting vitamins and minerals.
There is also a need to take special care to approve and label eatables for food allergy patients. Also essential for people is to check dietary habits, exercise routines and weight with the twin aims of overcoming and preventing diseases. Also winter is approaching. According to a survey published in the European Journal of Epidemiology, the number of strokes in the general population goes up by 11 percent for every 2.9 degree centigrade decline in temperature. People need to take care of all aspects for a healthy living.