FoodWellnessNAN Staff Advise to Cut Down Sugar Intake to Prevent Diseases
ABUJA —  Staff of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) have been advised to cut down sugar intake to prevent diseases like cancer, diabetics, hypertension, High blood pressure, and others.
Dr. Austine Egbuchiem, of the ACE awareness centre, Gwarinpa, Abuja, gave the advice on Monday at a health awareness talk organised for staff of the agency at the headquarters office.
He said that most of the sicknesses that happened in recent were caused by sugar and that there was a need for the staff of the agency to watch the level of sugar they take into their body.
“Health maintenance is a lifestyle that must be prioritised to make sure that we don’t get sick, 2021 life expectancy is now 55 years in Nigeria and 77 years in China.
“Every health issue or challenge can be prevented, regular routine health check are very important to health maintenance, there are numbers of things to do to maintain our health.
“We must embark on regular light exercise, sleep very well, dancing and relaxation, stop eating late, eat a lot of vegetables and drink a lot of water.
“You must also limit the usage of process food such as oil, drink, sugar and many more, process flours is as dangerous as sugar,” he stressed.
Egbuchiem also advises staff to always get information about their health status, adding that, this would guide them to pay more attention to whatever they are eating.
He said that people must learn to Iive on natural food, saying that, they are the best to maintain a healthy system and live a sickness-free life.
Egbuchiem also cautioned parents to guide against bringing up their children with excess sugar, adding that, sugar reduces children’s attention span life, thereby making them loose concentration in most things.
Mrs. Babalola Erinoso, the Director, Planning Research, and Statistics thanked the organiser of the health awareness talk on behalf of the staff.
She also called on NAN staff to begin to change their lifestyle towards their health, saying that, everyone must take the issue of their health seriously.
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