NUTRITION AND DIETETIC DEPARTMENT
The Nutrition department of Uganda Heart institute Headed by Katanku Denis Musoga is one of its kind where Nutrition and Dietetics is highly esteemed and prioritized. We believe that food is the first and the best medicine yet on several occasions, people have abused it, overdosed themselves with some nutrients which has been very detrimental to their health, we do help our clients to modify their diet to suit their health conditions or even manage the health conditions (Nutrients as drugs), we educate our clients on some of the latest nutritional advances, the preventive measures and the curative power of food. We manage all complications using Nutrition and Diet.
Below is a summary of how these conditions can be prevented;
- Do regular check-ups, e.g. know your blood pressure, cholesterol levels and sugar levels.
- Maintain the right body mass index (BMI) and avoid obesity as much as possible.
- Visit your doctor or dietitian to help you select and choose the right foods for your age for daily consumption
- Embrace physical exercise as much as possible, at least 30 minutes daily, or even an hour, you don’t have to be in the gym, you can do light exercise like brisk walking, riding, walking the stair case instead of using the elevator, etc
- Avoid animal fats as much as possible
- Avoid refined sugar including crystal sugar, refined rice, and refined wheat products.
- Avoid too much alcohol, the question here is how much is too much? Find out from your Dietitian or Doctor.
- Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables.
- Avoid too much salt.
- Consume more of the white meats especially fresh fish.
- Avoid smokers and smoking.
- Treat any infections such as throat infections as early as possible.
- Visit the right dental care services.
- Always ask your doctor questions, take their contacts and call them for any question regarding your health, don’t guess or take any information to be the absolute truth and of course you should be ready to pay for the services rendered.
- Avoid consumption of burnt foods especially carbohydrates.
- Take water regularly daily up to at least 3 liters.
- Read the relevant information; don’t ignore information as regarding a health problem especially if it’s written by reputable personnel.