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Dubai Hospital plans health awareness drive

Dubai, November 14, 2009

Dubai Hospital is organising an health awareness campaign as part of its World Diabetes Day (WDD) celebrations aimed at promoting healthy eating.

The WDD is celebated every year on November 14. The Diabetes Day campaign is led by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and its member associations.

As part of this year’s global awareness drive for World Diabetes Day, Tefal’s “Nutritious and Delicious,” campaign will be held at the Dubai Hospital.

The event aims at demonstrating revolutionary products that promote healthy cooking habits to fight obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular diseases.

The campaign was a big hit with health professionals when the event was held at the Rashid Hospital in Dubai recently during the World Food Day on October 15.

The range of unique healthy cooking solutions - Actifry, Vitacuisine and Nutricook - offer Innovative alternatives for people looking for healthier ways to cook without compromising on taste.

The benefits of each product will be explained by Nathalie Fatta Haddad, product manager of Tefal. A chef will prepare delicious dishes using the three products and will be available for sampling by the public.

Dr Wafaa Ayesh, director of Clinical Nutrition Department - Dubai Health Authority (DHA) said: “Because early detection of diabetes is so critical to preventing complications such as heart disease, stroke, blindness and nerve and kidney damage, November has been designated American Diabetes Month.”

“The good news is that the best diet for a person with diabetes is really the same kind of healthy eating that is best for the nutritional management of an average person. To properly manage diabetes a complete change of lifestyle is necessary where one strives to achieve a balanced diet and where moderation and healthy food choices are the keys to good health,” Dr Ayesh stated.

Samia Al Sayegh, head of Development and Follow Up section in Clinical Nutrition Department - DHA observed that dietary changes typically involve both calorie and carbohydrate control (and should, of course, be combined with an appropriate exercise).

'Adjusting dietary intake to minimize dramatic highs and lows in blood glucose and to keep levels of blood sugar within normal range can be met with healthy cooking and counting of calories,' she noted.

“Among the products which we will be demonstrating at the event include Nutricook, a pressure cooker with four exclusive cooking programmes that offer optimum cooking for each food group retaining vitamins in food as well as the original colour and texture, making it palatable and healthy,” Haddad added.-TradeArabia News Service




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