Since Eid al-Adha is traditionally a period of increased meat consumption, significant changes in our diet can occur during this period. This is especially important for people with digestive problems or a chronic illness, as dietary changes during this time can exacerbate symptoms or trigger new health problems.
Improper consumption of meat can cause food poisoning.
Contrary to what is done on Eid al-Adha, the slaughtered meat should not be eaten immediately and should rest. If the meat is cooked on the grill, it is important to cook it in such a way that it does not come into contact with the fire too much. Meat should not touch the coals and should not be burned directly. In this case, food poisoning may occur. If the storage conditions are not good, it can still cause many problems. In addition, if the thawed meat is re-frozen, its structure may deteriorate and cause health problems.
How should people with digestive disorders consume meat?
Especially people with gastrointestinal diseases should not eat fresh sacrificial meat immediately, since the freshly cut sacrificial meat is not easily digestible, the meat should be kept in the refrigerator for several days and then boiled, grilled or cooked in the oven.
How can excessive meat consumption affect digestive system health?
Excessive meat consumption can have a negative effect on the digestive system. Meat can cause constipation because it lacks fiber that ensures regular bowel movements. Especially if the meat is not stored properly or is not fully cooked, it can be contaminated with bacteria and parasites that can cause food poisoning, that is, microorganisms that can cause infection can contaminate the meat. Possible infections can manifest as nausea, vomiting, fever, or even bloody diarrhea.
Excessive meat consumption can lead to increased levels of saturated fat and cholesterol. Eating all food groups together, chewing slowly and thoroughly, eating small meals regularly, eating fruits and vegetables for fiber intake, and choosing enough fat are the basic rules of nutrition. It is very important to observe these basic rules during the holidays, especially for people with gastrointestinal sensitivity.
In addition, drinking at least 1.5-2 liters of water per day and consuming enough protein from grains, beans and animal foods are among the things we should pay attention to for our digestive and general health.
What precautions can be taken against digestive problems that may arise after the consumption of sacrificial meat?
The toughness of the sacrificial meat can cause cooking and digestion problems. For this reason, people with gastrointestinal disorders are advised not to eat the sacrificial meat immediately, but to put it in the refrigerator for a few days and then cook it or cook it on the grill or in the oven.
Are there any actual dangers that can be found in sacrificial meat? Can foot and mouth disease be transmitted to humans through the meat we eat?
Foot and mouth disease (FMD) is a viral disease that most often affects ungulates, such as cattle, sheep and goats. This disease causes mouth and foot ulcers. Foot and mouth disease is usually not transmitted to humans. However, transmission can occur very rarely and usually only when humans come into direct contact with the virus (e.g. secretions from infected animals). This disease is not usually transmitted to humans by consuming meat.
The most important thing is that the meat comes from reliable sources and is well cooked. Cooking meat completely kills many bacteria and viruses. In addition, it is necessary to ensure that the meat is properly stored and kept fresh.