“Acting After Iftar” – Health News
Noting that there may be side effects such as blood sugar imbalances, feeling of heaviness, constipation, stomach and digestive problems, weakening of the immune system and difficulty concentrating due to improper iftar and sahur nutrition, Prof. Dr. For this reason, Budak stressed that adequate and a balanced diet during ramadan is important for health.
Underlining that in order not to dehydrate the body and to purify it from harmful substances, Prof. Dr. Budak made the following suggestions about healthy eating during Ramadan:
“Don’t neglect water consumption”
Prof. Dr. Budak said: “With fasting, the body is dehydrated for a long time, so drink eight glasses of water after iftar. Sugary and fizzy drinks don’t quench your thirst and make you dehydrated. Do not drink these drinks at all, drink tea and coffee without sugar,” he said.
“Make sure you eat at sahur”
Prof. Dr. Budak said, “Make sure to consume food during sahur so as not to leave the body hungry until iftar evening meal and to get energy. Eating cheese, olives, eggs, yogurt, milk, wholemeal bread, soup, vegetable dishes, dried fruit compotes and a handful of nuts, pistachios, sunflower seeds, tahini halva 2-3 times a week balances blood sugar levels and suppresses the feeling of hunger. . Steer clear of pastries and sugary foods such as pastries made from white flour, cookies, and biscuits. Do not eat fatty foods like flour and fried foods in sahur as this will cause your body weight to increase. Do not eat spicy or overly spicy foods. Do not add salt to your meals. Eat slowly and chew well with every meal. Do not eat pickles as they contain too much salt. Don’t choose fried foods,” he said.
“Have a balanced diet at iftar”
Prof. Dr. Budak said: “Do not use a wide variety of foods in iftar. Start with light meals such as soup and move on to other meals after 10-15 minutes. Consume meat dishes, breads, bulgur wheat dishes, pastas, pies and salads, no more than one serving per meal. Legumes such as dry beans, chickpeas and lentil dishes and fish should be consumed 2-3 times a week. After iftar, eat fruits such as oranges and tangerines every day and milk desserts (such as rice pudding, gullaç, pudding).Chew your food slowly and thoroughly at every meal.If you have diabetes, heart and hypertension, fruits may be preferable instead of sweets.
“Especially after iftar”
Prof. Dr. Budak said: “Moving is beneficial for protecting both mental health and the body. Not exercising regularly causes the body to work slowly and gain weight. So take a 40-45 minute walk every day in the outdoors, especially an hour after iftar.