Prolonged hunger and low food consumption during the month of Ramadan can cause slowdowns in the metabolic rate. Anadolu Health Center Nutrition and Diet Specialist Başak İnsel Aydın, who stated that people's rapid return to their old eating patterns after Ramadan affects weight gain, said, "The increase in the number of meals that decreased in Ramadan with the feast causes some digestive system complaints such as stomachache, bloating, indigestion, and heartburn. can cause. Rapid weight gain can be seen with an imbalance in blood sugar. For this reason, attention should be paid to the foods consumed during the feast in order not to gain weight after the fasting period.
A nice treat with family or friends at festive tables. sohbetAnadolu Health Center Nutrition and Diet Specialist Başak İnsel Aydın, who drew attention to the increase in the amount of food consumed unnoticed, stated that not being able to say no to foods such as candy, chocolate, pastries and syrupy sweets served during the feast can lead to a rapid rise in blood sugar and consuming foods with high energy content. He made healthy eating suggestions for Ramadan Feast:
Breakfast should not be skipped
Reminding that the first day of the holiday means a pleasant family breakfast for most families, Nutrition and Diet Specialist Başak İnsel Aydın said, “There are various types of foods with a high glycemic load at these banquet tables, where the variety is high and portion control is easily exceeded. The day should be started with a light breakfast and meals should not be skipped throughout the day. Foods cooked with frying and roasting methods should not be eaten for breakfast.
Since it will be sweet during holiday visits, sugar should be avoided at breakfast.
Başak İnsel Aydın, who suggested that sweet foods such as sugar and honey should not be consumed at breakfast, as sweet treats will traditionally be served during the holiday visits, said, “Raw vegetables such as tomatoes, cucumbers, parsley, fresh pepper should be consumed in abundance, and less salty cheese should be preferred. Boiled eggs are preferred. Sausage, salami, sausage, etc. Avoid fatty foods and pastries such as pies. Choosing whole grain breads as bread will keep blood sugar under control and prevent you from getting hungry during the day.
Milk desserts should be preferred.
Underlining that traditional pastries such as baklava and börek and consumption of foods with high carbohydrate content and high glycemic index, such as chocolate and sugar, cause both digestive system disorders and fluctuations in blood sugar levels, Başak İnsel Aydın said, “At the same time, those with heart disease, diabetes, and blood pressure Since desserts with syrup carry a greater risk, low-sugar milk desserts should be preferred.”
Water consumption should not be skipped
Başak İnsel Aydın, who emphasized that the decreased fluid intake during the month of Ramadan should definitely be replaced during the feast and after the feast, said, “Especially during the feast, consumption of tea, coffee, sugary soft drinks can put the need for fluids on the back burner. 2-2,5 liters of water should be consumed during the day. Consuming herbal tea between meals helps to increase fluid intake. At the same time, it supports the revival of the slowing metabolism.