TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – Tropicana Slim Associate Brand Manager Annice Manthovani said to maintain quality diet someone, it would be better if you consume food cooked at home. Annice explained that research from the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions (2015) and the International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity (2017) showed that eating more often at home has several benefits for family health than ordering food from outside.
“These benefits include better quality diets (including by consuming higher fruits and vegetables), lower risk of obesity, and lower risk of excess body fat so that it can help families avoid the risk of various diseases, such as hypertension and heart disease, “he said at the 2020 Momcredible Community Festival: The Smart, Healthy and Dependable Moms’ on August 1, 2020.
According to Annice, by cooking at home, people can choose healthier ingredients, suitable portions, and healthier ways to cook. “Eating at home is a cheap and practical way to diet,” Annice said.
He said the easy way he did was to change the way of cooking. So instead of frying food by dipping it in hot oil, it’s better to use the method of steaming, stir-frying, roasting, until boiling. In addition, it can also replace palm oil with sunflower seed oil. So as not to consume too much saltAnnice also invited people to use more low-salt cooking spices such as spices, garlic and mushrooms to add a savory taste to food. “With this easy way, we can help overcome our calories and fat,” he said.
Indonesian Masterchef Finalist Chef Theophilus Hans / Nutrifood
Diet by reducing levels of fat and salt is good for public health. Reducing the portion of fat and salt can prevent disease hypertension. Internal Medicine Specialist and Founder of the Community of Friends Buddy Diabet Rudy Kurniawan said currently the number of cases of heart disease and hypertension is increasingly worrying in Indonesia. According to data from the Ministry of Health hypertension, heart disease and diabetes are the top 3 or 3 top non-communicable diseases in Indonesia, where heart disease is the leading cause of death.
Hypertension is known as the silent killer (silent killer) because it often occurs without symptoms. Uncontrolled hypertension is also associated with cases of premature death and is associated with an increased risk of heart disease, stroke, kidney disorders and vision problems. Estimated number of hypertension cases in Indonesia reached 63.3 million people or almost a quarter of Indonesia’s population suffering from hypertension. “The cause is an unhealthy lifestyle, including excessive consumption of sugar, salt and fat in the long run,” Rudy said.
According to Rudy, mothers have an important role to help families maintain a healthy lifestyle and prevent heart disease and hypertension. One of them is by limiting the daily intake of sugar, salt and fat in food at home. As per the government’s recommendation, the daily limit of GGL is sugar as much as 50 grams per day or equivalent to 4 tablespoons. Salt as much as 5 grams per day or the equivalent of 1 teaspoon. Fat or oil of 67 grams per day or equivalent to 5 tablespoons. “This needs to be supported with a healthy diet, referring to the guidelines for balanced nutrition and according to the portion of my dinner plate. In addition, do not forget to exercise regularly for at least 30 minutes every day and have enough rest,” Rudy said.
To inspire Indonesian mothers to cook healthy at home, a cooking workshop session was held with Chef Theophilus Hans, Finalist Masterchef Indonesia. Chef Hans demonstrates healthy and delicious recipes, including Chicken Roasted Santan Sambal Matah using Tropicana Slim Sunflower Oil, Soy Sauce, Santan Less Fat, Honey, and Sweetener Classic. In addition, Chef Hans also presents ways to make two healthier pastries, namely Whole Wheat Sweet Bun using Tropicana Slim Sweetener Classic and Low Fat Milk products, and Korean Garlic Butter Bun using Tropicana Slim Sweet, Honey, Sweetener Classic and Low Fat milk.