Health through hygeine!
Hygiene is an essential component of healthy living, In fact, Hygiene is integral to achieving good health and preventing disease and infection. Not just selecting the right food choices but also cooking & consuming them in a hygienic way is equally important in preventing the infectious diseases. Adopting hygienic practices and promoting hygiene in the community, schools and workplace prevents innumerable infectious diseases.
Some of the infectious diseases prevented by practicing proper hygienic practices include diarrhoea, amoebiasis, giardiasis, worm infection, typhoid, jaundice, bacterial pharyngitis, skin infections, tuberculosis, conjunctivitis etc. Many chronic diseases are also linked to infections caused by unhygienic foods. These include gastric ulcers, certain types of cancers and some cardiovascular diseases.
Best Practices for Hygiene
Following are some hygienic practices, which should be inculcated in day-to-day life.