• 05 JUN 19
    How to eat a healthy diet in summer

    How to eat a healthy diet in summer

    Summer is almost here, a time when it is very common to neglect our diet, committing excesses and imbalances in our diet. However, it is easy to maintain a healthy diet also in summer, simply following some simple guidelines and advice.

    In this article we remind you of some of the most important recommendations for not neglecting our healthy diet during summer:

    • Staying well hydrated, drinking plenty of water frequently:
      Due to the high temperatures during summer, it is very important to stay well hydrated all day, as this will help us prevent the possibility of suffering a heat stroke. For this we should drink water frequently, without waiting to be thirsty for it.It is advisable to reduce the intake of sugary, alcoholic or caffeinated beverages, since, in addition to providing calories, they favor greater dehydration. Better to take mainly water, beverages without sugar, and isotonic.
    • Take advantage of seasonal and fresh products, follow a Mediterranean diet:
      In these dates it is easy to find a great variety of fruits and vegetables that are perfect for summer consumption, since they help to hydrate us, are low in calories and very healthy.
      The Mediterranean diet is perfect also for these dates, since it includes very healthy foods such as olive oil, fruits and vegetables daily, bread and other foods made with cereals or legumes. In addition, typical recipes of the Mediterranean diet, such as gazpacho, are perfect to take more fruits and vegetables, as well as hydrate and refresh.
      Of course, moderate the consumption of meat and fat, taking more fish instead, especially blue, which contributes to our diet the healthy omega-3 fatty acids.
    • More spaced and light meals, simple recipes:
      Space the meals, and make them lighter is another of our recommendations. It is important to avoid overly heavy meals, as these give rise to a slow digestion and heaviness throughout the day, especially in the summer heat.
      As for how to cook food, it is preferable to use simple elaborations and recipes, such as grilled, cooked, etc… In this way, it is healthier and the caloric intake is not increased too much. And when it comes to vegetables, taking them raw is a good way to take advantage of all their vitamins and minerals.
      And if we eat out, at most restaurants we can find some healthy menu, with salad and fish or grilled meat.
    • Do not abuse ice cream and sugar:
      In regard to desserts, reduce sweets and ice cream, taking them occasionally, and not daily. Instead, it is recommended to take fruit daily.

    Of course, in addition to following a healthy diet, we should do at least some exercise daily, although these are soft exercises such as walking daily for a moderate period of time, but sufficient and appropriate to each person, avoiding the hours of sun and more heat.

    Do you need nutritional advice? Ask us!

    Finally, remember that if at any time you need the advice of nutrition specialists, at Vithas Xanit International Hospital in Benalmádena you will find the best nutrition experts who will provide you with the best advice. Contact us for more information.

Department Patient Care
Xanit International Hospital

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Medical Specialities

  • Hair Transplantation Unit

    At Vithas Xanit we offer the most advanced technology for hair transplantation surgery and for non surgical treatments. We attend both men and women, suffering from any capillary loss, either on the scalp or in any other body area (beard, moustache, eyebrows or eyelashes).

  • Cosmetic Surgery and Anti Aging

    Cosmetic Surgery and Anti Aging

    At Hospital Vithas Xanit Internacional, the Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery Unit helps patients to feel good about themselves.
    The latest medical technology and our doctors and surgeons’ perfectionism are key factors in terms of patient satisfaction with the results of their cosmetic surgery or treatment. Liposuction, breast enlargements, rhinoplasty and tummy tucks are among the most applied treatments.

  • Dental surgery and Cosmetic Dentistry

    Dental surgery and Cosmetic Dentistry

    Our dentists carry out your dental surgery and/or dental treatment quickly and efficiently.
    At Hospital Vithas Xanit Internacional, we guarantee high quality dental treatments such as dental surgery (dental implants, sinus lift) or cosmetic dentistry treatments (dental crown, dental bridge, veneers, dentures, etc.).

  • Orthopedic Surgery and Trauma

    Orthopedic Surgery and Trauma

    Orthopedic surgery quality and prices vary from country to country and Spain combines the best of both worlds.
    The most requested health tourism orthopedic surgeries are hip replacement and knee replacement. At Hospital Vithas Xanit Internacional, these procedures are performed using arthroscopy and Minimally Invasive Techniques (MIS).

  • Heart Surgery

    Heart Surgery

    Our Vithas Xanit Cardiology Area is an international benchmark for heart diseases. It boasts cardiologist and specialist heart surgeon on conditions such as arrhythmia, implanting pacemakers, angioplasty, heart bypass, repair to the aortic valve and mitral valve, heart valve replacement and percutaneous mitral valve repair.

  • Obesity treatment and Bariatric Surgery

    Obesity treatment and Bariatric Surgery

    Obesity is considered to be one of Western countries’ major health issues and consequently the demand for bariatric surgery is on the up, particularly concerning gastric banding and gastric bypass
    Our surgeons have been widely trained in this area, with over 20 years’ experience in all bariatric surgeries. They are all done by laparoscopy.

  • Digestive Surgery – Gallbladder Surgery

    Digestive Surgery – Gallbladder Surgery

    The General Surgery and Digestive System Service at Hospital Vithas Xanit Internacional can boast the most advanced technology and latest generation equipment for treating a wide variety of digestive pathologies such as in gallbladder. This service offers advanced laparoscopy surgery as the main way of tackling most surgical pathologies.

  • Urology – TURP

    Urology – TURP

    The Hospital Vithas Xanit Internacional Urology service employs European Board of Urology-certified urologists. This unit offers patients the latest diagnosis techniques, treatments and procedures. At our International Hospital, Transurethral Resection of the Prostate (TURP) is the most frequently used technique to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia.

  • Vascular Surgery – Phlebology

    Vascular Surgery – Phlebology

    Venous insufficiency is a chronic pathology that affects one in three adults. It is characterised by a deficient blood return in the lower limbs.
    Our International Hospital medical team has wide-ranging experience in sclerotherapy with micro-foam, varicose vein removal with endovascular laser, ambulatory phlebectomy and the C.H.I.V.A technique, among others.

  • Spinal Surgery

    Spinal Surgery

    Slipped discs and spinal stenosis usually affect the lumbar and cervical spine and the spinal surgery most requested by our international patients is laminectomy, as well as arthroplasty of the intervertebral disk and spinal fusion.

  • Ophtalmology and laser eye surgery

    Ophtalmology and laser eye surgery

    Our international hospital uses a new femtosecond laser, the most technologically advanced refractive surgery system currently available. It can correct long-sightedness and refractive defects such as short sightedness, astigmatism or hypermetropia in a single operation.
    The most popular ophthalmology surgeries among our international patients are laser eye surgery, glaucoma and cataract surgery.

  • Imaging Diagnosis

    Imaging Diagnosis

    Radiology and nuclear medicine are medical specialties that focus on the diagnosis of diseases through the interpretation of images. They provide fundamental information for the Medical Check-Up Unit. At Hospital Vithas Xanit Internationalthese two specialities are integrated into a single service in order to provide the maximum reliability and diagnostic coordination.

  • Medical check up

    Medical check up

    Evolving health concepts, greater longevity and technological developments mean that it is increasingly important to detect and make an early diagnosis on diseases and prevent them.
    Therefore, periodic health check-up is the most efficient and secure way of controlling your health.

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology – Hysterectomy

    Obstetrics and Gynecology – Hysterectomy

    Various conditions might lead to a hysterectomy or uterine ablation: uterine cancer, cervical cancer, ovarian cancer, uterine fibroids, endometriosis, uterine prolapse, adenomyosis.
    This surgery can be traumatising for women and so the psychology department at Hospital Vithas Xanit Internacional helps women through this process.