Bangkok The value of vegetarian food has grown this year. Doctors advise patients with chronic non-communicable diseases (NCDs) to eat vegetarian if they are not careful. It may cause negative effects on the body and may make the existing disease more severe.
Dr. Phakhawat Set Chaturon Rasami Nutrition doctor Vejthani Hospital said that vegetarian food is food without meat or animal products. This may include eggs and milk. Therefore, during the vegetarian festival Many people tend to focus on eating vegetables and fruits as their main focus.
However, most vegetarian food involves stir-frying, frying, and adding strong flavours. This can be dangerous for patients with chronic non-communicable diseases (NCDs), including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, and chronic kidney failure. Therefore, patients with such disease groups should eat vegetarian food carefully. Avoid foods that are factors that make the disease worse.
Vegetarian advice for patients with chronic non-communicable diseases
-Patients with cardiovascular disease You should choose to eat vegetarian food that is low in fat, such as boiled, fried, steamed, grilled vegetarian food. Avoid fried vegetarian food.
-Diabetic patients You should choose to eat vegetarian food that is low in sugar, such as boiled, fried, steamed, grilled vegetarian food. Avoid vegetarian food that is high in sugar, such as vegetarian desserts and vegetarian syrups. -Patients with high blood pressure
and chronic kidney failure. You should choose to eat vegetarian food that is low in sodium, such as boiled, fried, steamed, grilled vegetarian food. Avoid vegetarian food that is high in sodium, such as ready-made vegetarian food. Canned vegetarian food
Patients with chronic non-communicable diseases should receive all the nutrients the body needs, such as protein, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins and minerals. To have a long-term impact on health If necessary to eat vegetarian food It is recommended to consult a doctor or dietitian for advice on eating a vegetarian diet that is appropriate for your disease.
The Center for Economic and Business Forecasting University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce It is expected that during this year's Vegetarian Festival (14-23 Oct.), money will flow in at 44,558 million baht, expanding 5.5% due to the economic recovery, resulting in spending that will increase to 4,587 baht, the highest in 16 years. Since the survey in 2014 2008
Source: Thai News Agency