The Department of Health has reminded Filipinos to be mindful of what they eat during Christmas revelries in order to avoid holiday illnesses.
DoH Undersecretary Eric Domingo said eating too much salty, sweet, and greasy food during the holidays may cause holiday illnesses, prompting him to call on to the public to be more careful on what dishes to eat.
“Bawal ang kumain ng masyadong maalat, matamis, at mamantika. As in after Christmas lahat ng blood sugar ay mataas, cholesterol mataas,” Domingo reminded.
Heart attacks, he said, are among the cases that are likely to happen during holiday celebrations but flu remains as the most common illness, also prompting him to advise the public to always be mindful and wear mask when going out.
“Common sakit pa rin natin ay flu. Kung hindi nagpabakuna for the flu, stay away from people who have it,” Domingo said.
“At kung may sakit ka, huwag ka ng manghawa ng iba. Mag-mask ka, especially for the elderly or yung mga immuno-compromise or kung may sakit ka talaga, like diabetes, cancer. If going out in public, wear a mask,” Domingo added.
He also said that there is a spike in vehicular accidents due to drunk driving. He reminded the public to drink moderately during the holidays. (Betheena Kae Unite)