CDMX. January 2, 2019. A group of specialists created a photographic album of Mexican dishes in order to quantify people's food, and to be a reference to nutritionists in the consultation and treatment of their patients.
This one album, which is unique in the country that is validated, contributes to when a nutritionist makes an assessment of what a person eats, has visual support, and reduces the risk of people's mistake in reporting the amount of food.
In a statement, the Mexican Academy of Sciences (AMC) announced this as part of the work of nutritionist Barbara Wizmanos Lamot, research coordinator at the University Center for Health Sciences at the University of Guadalajara.
The specialist co-ordinated this project, along with its team for work and in collaboration with researchers from France and Spain.
He argues that bad habits and food neglect in Mexico cause serious health problems, despite trying to fight some initiatives such as raising the price of high-calorie products.
These decisions, said Barbara Wizmanos, had partial results. "It's ideal that there is education in the population, said the nutritionist.
He reported that figures are still alarming, because today three out of every 10 children between 5 and 11 are overweight or obese, while seven out of ten adults have these health problems.
Therefore, he noted that in Mexico these conditions are a public health problem and can cause problems such as diabetes, heart disease and stroke.
The specialist comments that it is advisable to make progressive changes in eating habits with the support of nutritionists.
He said there are studies in Europe that suggest that people who consume more vegetables and fruits of organic origin reduce the risk of diseases up to 25 percent.
With information from Notimex.