ACCORDING to the Department of Health (衛生署), snacks in the ‘threehighs’– high sugar, high sodium andhigh fat – category, such as chocolates or soft drinks, might cause heart diseases. A study also shows that improving your diet will lower the risk of bad health by 17 percent and eating unhealthily will increase the risk by 12 percent.
On World Heart Day last month, Dr Anne Fung Yu-kei (馮宇琪) of the Department of Health cited a 2011 survey that 33 percent of children aged 12 eat a snack at least once per day. Fung pointed out that unhealthy snacks can increase the risk of heart disease and obesity. The Department of Health recommends not eating snacks more than twice a day.
(This article is published on Goodies on 06 November 2017)