Although the sun will accompany the people of Santa Cruz this weekend, a new cold front will enter on Monday evening and will be felt throughout the week. Specialists recommend strengthening the defenses as we are already in the cold season.
Meteorologist Cristina Chirinos reported that “Santa Cruz will have pleasant weather this Saturday and Sunday, every time That an increase in both minimum temperatures is expected at most a change of direction of the winds that will blow from the north-west, slightly cloudy skies and it will be sunny ». For today, a maximum of 29 degrees Celsius and a minimum of 16 degrees is expected; while for tomorrow a maximum of 30 degrees Celsius and a minimum of 17 degrees are announced, according to Senamhi.
However, on Monday there are chances of rain and drizzle, which will be the prelude to a new cold front who will come in at night. Cold temperatures will continue throughout the week, Chirinos said.
Nutritionist Rita Medina indicates that now that fronts colds are more and more frequent it is important to take care of the diet to strengthen the immune system and prevent colds.
It ensures that on cold days it is important to include in the diet locro or homemade chicken soup, with rice or vegetables, according to grandmother’s recipes, because they have medicinal and anti-flu properties.
It ensures that the chicken contains a natural amino acid called acetylcysteine, which is discharged during cooking in the broth, which “helps us have more energy and strengthen the immune system”.
The practitioner adds that its antiviral action can be rstrengthened by combining it with vegetables. It is also important to take care of the preparation, avoiding overcooking them.
Likewise, the professional recommends consuming whole grains, such as corn, which are the basis for the preparation of tojorí and bees. “THE “P it is a good resource due to its high anthocyanin content – purple blue pigment – which is a powerful natural antioxidant and helps the respiratory system, ”he indicates.
Being the corn rich in minerals, vitamins A, B and C, Medina ensures that it is very healthy and helps fight hypertension, as well as providing benefits for the body’s metabolism.
It also asks to take advantage of seasonal fruit, such as citrus fruits that contain vitamin C. Citrus fruits, such as orange and grapefruit, are the first source vitamin that concentrates the greatest amount of this nutrient.
The pediatrician Cecilia Durán advises to do vlulling children against illnesses such as colds, flu or pneumonia so that they are better protected.
In addition, he asks to update the vaccination calendar and eavoid self-medication, because colds can hide diseases such as asthma and put health at risk. For those over the age of 5, the vaccine against covid-19 is available in health centers.