Nearly a third of Hungarians eat irregularly

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While there is often talk of strengthening the immune system because of the coronavirus epidemic, we talk less that proper nutrition is an important part of that.

NaturMed Hotel Carbona conducted a nationwide representative survey of the population’s eating and eating habits, which shows that 31 percent of the respondents he eats irregularly or less regularly, 30 percent choose only the healthier vegetable oil as opposed to fat, 40 percent foods made from whole grains as opposed to refined grains, only 25 percent consume fish and only 26 percent take some vitamins. However, by changing our eating habits, we can strengthen our immune system. A medical expert will give a brief summary of the result and useful advice.

Strengthening the immune system is always a topic in the fall. This year, this is a much more burning issue due to the coronavirus epidemic than an average fall cold season. A healthy diet is key to maintaining our health. 78 percent of those surveyed think typically eats a healthy diet. Dr. Katalin SomogyiHowever, according to Carbona ‘s internal medicine specialist, if we look at the answers in more detail, it also becomes clear that many people eat irregularly, many still choose fat over vegetable oil, and refined cereals over whole grains. At the same time strengthening the immune system begins with a healthy diet.

It doesn’t matter how much we eat

When we think of healthy eating, we primarily think of healthy foods and foods. However, a proper diet that promotes the balanced functioning and strengthening of our immune system begins with regularity and quantity.

According to the survey, 31 percent of respondents eat irregularly or less regularly and even skip main meals. Nearly 15 percent of those who eat more or much more than they want, and only 1.4 percent of those surveyed are so conscious of their own bodies that they consume less than they want. In this connection, Dr. Katalin Somogyi draws attention to the fact that modern nutrition science recommends eating several meals a day.

It is ideal to eat smaller amounts 5 times a day, at equal intervals, which ensures stable blood sugar levels and the right amount of energy. This is also important because this way we do not overload our body, because digestion requires a lot of energy, which our body could use to fight an infection, for example.

Take care of a varied, healthy diet!

When compiling a diet, we need to pay attention to both the order and the food. According to Dr. Katalin Somogyi, this becomes especially important when we are facing a disease or infection, because that is when our immune system is tested. If we prepare for the defense in a timely and appropriate manner, there is a greater chance that the disease will have a milder course. The good news in this regard is that 85 percent of those surveyed said they often or very often consume fruits and vegetables. However, further indicators are no longer so favorable.

More than 50 percent of respondents choose fat over vegetable oil, only 40 percent consume foods made from whole grains, and only barely 25 percent eat fish. And while a healthy eating pyramid should provide only a few percent of sweets, 37 percent of those surveyed often or very often consume sweets.

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