” INFORMED ABOUT NUTRITION IN THE HOLIDAY;
In order to be healthy at every stage of life, it is very important to eat healthy, do sports, sleep regularly and drink water. These criteria are also valid during Ramadan and Eid.
During the month of Ramadan, our metabolism slowed down due to the fact that the number of meals decreased to 2, staying hungry for a long time, disturbed sleep patterns and decreased activity. For this reason, the wrong choices we will make in our food choices during the holiday that comes after Ramadan may cause some problems in our body. These may include stomach ache, constipation problems, weight gain, sudden sugar or high blood pressure. In order to avoid these problems, we must pay attention to our diet.
With the end of Ramadan, our meal numbers should be arranged as 6 meals. Frequent feeding accelerates metabolism, provides weight control, appetite control and helps to be more energetic during the day.
With the end of the Ramadan period, the tendency to overeat should be avoided. Since fasting slows down the metabolism, overeating during the feast will cause rapid weight gain.
The morning of the feast should start with breakfast. Fried foods should be avoided at the breakfast table. Again, lunch must be consumed during the feast, and being hungry for a long time will cause more sweets and sugar to be consumed.
During Eid al-Fitr, attention should be paid to the consumption of sweets and chocolate, and the insistence of the environment and the tendency to overeat should be avoided as much as possible. If you want to consume desserts, milky desserts should be preferred instead of pastry and syrup desserts.
Teas consumed throughout the day should be preferred and care should be taken not to exceed 2 coffees per day in coffee consumption.
During and after the feast, fluid intake should be increased, approximately 1.5-2 liters of water should be drunk per day, and liquid foods such as buttermilk, compote and mineral water should be added to meals in order to increase fluid consumption.
Instead of dessert, we can offer fresh fruit, dried fruit and healthy nuts to our guests. Consumption of 3-5 servings of fruit a day has a protective feature against cancer, heart diseases and constipation.
Take care to eat our meals slowly and chew well during and after the holiday.
Chewing the bites well helps in weight control as it allows us to be satiated with less food.
You should try to stay away from excessively oily and fried foods at the feast table.
Arrange your sleeping hours with the end of Ramadan. Regular sleep is very important for being healthy and fit.
I wish you a happy holiday with a lot of conversation, less sugar and a healthy holiday.