Non Communicable Diseases Amongst Sri Lankans Are In Increase Due To Bad Food Habits
The Non Communicable Diseases including Diabetes,High Blood Pressure and Stroke are in increase amongst Sri Lankans due to the higher daily consumption of Salt,Sugar and Oil The head of the Nutrition Unit in Medical Research Institute Dr.Renuka Jayathissa has said today(27). According to Dr.Jayathissa the daily consumption of Salt,Sugar and Oil of Sri Lankans are more than two times higher then the quantity required .
An average Sri Lankan consumed 10.8 -11 Grammes of Salt daily as the required quantity is around 5 Grammes and the quantity of Sugar and Oil are in the same status she has stressed."Now the comes to introduce low salt,sugar and oily Food Recipes to the public to avoid the spreading of non communicable diseases "Dr.Jayathissa further said.
Public should have use alternative ways when preparing meals like using Baking Method instead of frying food items with oil .She stressed.Dr.Jayathissa has expressed these views at the Media Seminar held today on "Healthy Living Style by reducing Salt and Sugar intake" held at Health Education Bureau today.
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