Are you the one who always falls ill during Eid ul Adha days? Are you looking for some easy ways to prevent health issues during Eid ul Adha? Do you think your overeating habits are responsible for your upset stomach on Eid? Then you absolutely right! You can stay healthy on this Eid by keeping some important points in your mind related to your eating habits and can enjoy Eid with your loved ones.
Eid ul Adha (festival of sacrifice) is the most important Islamic festival, celebrated by Muslims all around the world. The abundance of meat is understood as this is the event of sacrificing animals. The increase in red meat in our diet causes various health issues. One of the most important is the high cholesterol level leading to heart problems.
On this occasion, even diabetic and hypertensive (high blood pressure) patients increase the consumption of red meat. More spicy and oily foods are cooked at this festival. People even stop taking bread with meat. And only eat meat without vegetables and salads. Hence the balanced diet is totally disturbed on this occasion. This ultimately results in health issues.
Here are some common eating practices which increase the risk of health problems on this Eid:
1. Excessive Consumption of Red meat
Meat is hard to digest as compared to fruits and vegetables. On Eid ul, Adha people focus on eating meat only. This causes an increase in blood pressure and high cholesterol levels. The high consumption of meat also causes gastric problems.
According to Gastroenterologists, a person should not eat more than 70 grams of meat in a day because it creates different problems such as blood pressure, cholesterol, etc.
2. Less consumption of green vegetables and fruits
People neglect their health and only eat meat at this festival while ignoring vegetables and fruits. The importance of vegetables and fruits is known to everyone. They help in digestion and most importantly lower the risk of heart problems. The vegetables have fiber that is important in preventing constipation. Many people face severe constipation due to over consumption of meat. That’s why it is important to add vegetables in the form of salads or you can stir fry them and add in your meals with meat.
3. Without Routine Meals
On occasions like Eid, people take their meals without any routine which directly or indirectly affects their health. The whole body has to do extra work to digest this type of without routine meals. The liver which is the main powerhouse of the human body cannot metabolize the fats properly and the results are an increase in cholesterol levels and deterioration of overall health.
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4. Use of soft drinks
People increase the consumption of soft drinks to digest the high protein diet on Eid. But it results in more serious consequences. A high level of sugar in soft drinks contributes in harming your health. As these soft drinks are of no benefits and they only increase your blood sugar levels. On the other hand, soft drinks are very harmful for your kidneys.
5. Spicy Cuisine
On this occasion, people make more spicy foods. The high amount of salt and spices cause an increase in blood pressure levels. That is why it is advised to steam or boil the meat with fewer spices. Or you can try Bar B Q or grilled food to avoid spices and oil.
6. No Time for Walk
As everyone is busy celebrating this festival, people don’t have time for exercise and walk, which is necessary after consuming a high amount of meat. Because of this, the rise in blood pressure levels and cholesterol levels can be seen. A proper walk enables your stomach to digest the meat properly and it decreases the risk of dangerous heart issues.
7.Use of animal fat as cooking oil
Animal fat is unhygienic. And secondly, when people use it as cooking oil it increases the cholesterol levels in the body. Vegetable oils should be used for cooking.
Excess of everything is injurious to health. People should avoid eating all the dishes which have meat in them. Rather include vegetables and salads in your diet on this Eid. Add less cooking oil and spices in your dishes. Try to make baked or boiled meat foods. Take green tea after eating meat. Patients like diabetics, high blood pressure patients, patients with high uric acid issues, etc should eat meat in very less amount. And do not disturb your routine activities, as during Eid vacations people take extra rest and only eat food containing meat which is not good for your overall health.
In case of an emergency like high blood pressure or symptoms of angina (chest and left arm pain) immediately go to the emergency department and find the best cardiologist in Lahore, Karachi or any other main city to stay healthy.
What are the common health issues faced by the people on Eid ul Adha?
The most common health issues faced by the majority of the people on Eid ul Adha are gastritis due to overeating, constipation, cardiovascular issues, high blood cholesterol, etc.
How to prevent health issues during Eid ul Adha days?
To prevent health issues during Eid ul Adha days, you should eat wisely. Eat the meat with a lot of salads, cook your food properly, do not drink soft drinks, use less oil in your food, consume fewer spices and salt and do regular walks or exercises.
I am diabetic. Can I eat meat on Eid ul Adha?
Yes, you can eat meat while having diabetes, but you should add a lot of vegetables and salads in your daily diet along with meat.
Why do people face health issues on Eid ul Adha?
People face health issues on Eid ul Adha, because of undercooked meat, eating a large amount of only meat, overeating, oily foods, more spicy and salty foods, overconsumption of soft drinks, etc.
How to stay healthy during Eid ul Adha days?
You can stay healthy during Eid ul Adha days by doing regular workout and walk, eating fresh salad with your meals, eating a less amount of meat daily, avoiding soft drinks, and avoiding the oily and spicy foods.
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