EATING MEAT ON EID UL ADHA AND TIPS TO STAY HEALTHY

Dr.MARYAM WARIS

Eid ul Adha the Festival of Sacrifice is the three-day festival that marks the Hajj pilgrimage and Qurbani, to commemorate the sacrifice the Prophet Ibrahim (alaihis salaam) was willing to perform of his son Ismail (alaihis salaam) for Allah, who spared his son by sending down a animal to take his place.

This festival is all about making a sacrifice in the name of Allah but for many of us, it is only about eating meat, in fact, a lot of meat. However, whatever you do, do not eat much meat on Eid ul Adha.

Do not eat much meat on Eid ul Adha as the meat consumption on Eid ul Adha increases altogether and it is seen that there are many problems that arise when you eat the meat to an extensive amount that is why the doctors always ask you that do not eat much meat on Eid ul Adha. The problems can be avoided as you do not eat much meat on Eid ul Adha.

  • Do not eat much meat on Eid ul Adha as it will also not balance your diet and can cause many dietary problems.
  • The meat in of can create so many problems which can lead to serious health issues.
  • If you have the problem of hypertension and have high blood pressure most of the time than do not eat much meat on Eid ul Adha as the red meat is a major cause of hypertension due to the high proteins it provides the body.
  • A patient with jaundice or hepatitis, are suggested to eat limited amount of meat on Eid ul Adha. It will cause your liver to work more which will be a burden.
  • Along with these if you have some respiratory problem, then eat less meat on Eid ul Adha as this would increase your respiratory problem due the excessive oxygen needed to digest alter meat in your stomach.

Read the tips below, they will keep you sane and healthy while you eat meat

  1. Eat less: Take small quantities of food instead of filling plates with unhealthy food. Limit the quantity of desserts as well. Too much sweet does not let you remain healthy.
  2. Do not eat too much meat: Red meat (beef, lamb and mutton) is high in cholesterol. Do not indulge in excessive intake of red meat as they will harm your health in long-term and your heart can get adversely affected. Also avoid the fatty part of meat to maintain your health.
  3. Avoid fizzy drinks: We all know the bad and long-term consequences fizzy drinks can have on our health and even then, we are so much habitual of taking them with almost every meal, whether Eid or no Eid. Remember, the ill effects of fizzy drinks double when you have it with a lot of red meat. Try to skip this habit.
  4. Avoid Fried Meat: If planning to eat meat on this Eid, try to take it in the boiled, charcoaled form and avoid taking it in oily/fried form as this increases the calories in a day, for examples kebabs are an excellent choice of food on Eid.
  5. Try to walk during Eid days: Eid holidays are no reason to put your exercise rituals (if you have any) on hold. Light to moderate exercise and walk with at least 12-15 glasses of clear water will enable your stomach to work properly on Eid-ul-Azha and at the same time, will make it function to digest the food fast.
  6. Fix time of meal: One of the abuses we find in our society is lack of routine in eating food specially on the occasion like Eid. You should keep your routine intact even during Eid to be healthy.
  7. Take a break between meals: The delay between two consecutive meals should not be less than 6 hours at least. It allows the food to be digested properly.
  8. Eat more vegetables: To avoid constipation ample consumption of fruits and vegetables alongside meat is highly recommended. Include plenty of salads when having large meals of meat.
  9. Ask for Green Tea after meal: If you know pre-hand that you’ll be invited to places on Eid and thus cannot avoid meat, then allow yourself for better health tips to be included in the diet plan. Asking for a cup of lemon juice or green tea can help increase the metabolism rate. Tea can also be taken but without sugar.

Therefore, it is recommended highly that you do not eat much meat on Eid ul Adha so that you enjoy your Eid with fun, joy and viewing all the ritualistic pride in the essence of this festival. Remember, if you want to avoid all these problems, then do not eat extensive amount of meat on Eid ul Adha.

  1. MARYAM WARIS

(NUTRITIONIST)

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