Eid-al-Adha, unlike other months, is a month in which the diet and lifestyle change. We need to know the right nutrition method this holiday. Kızılay Kartal Hospital Nutrition and Diet Specialist Dyt. Nurdan Çeliktaş made important warnings about meat consumption during the Feast of Sacrifice. Çeliktaş said, "People with gastrointestinal disorders should keep the meat of the sacrificed meat in the refrigerator for at least 24 hours and then consume it."
Eating habits of many people change during Eid al-Adha. Sacrifice meat, which is consumed at almost all meals during the day, can also invite various ailments because it is not kept sufficiently. Red Crescent Kartal Hospital Nutrition and Diet Specialist Nurdan Çeliktaş listed the things to be considered during the Feast of Sacrifice. Çeliktaş said, “The meat of newly slaughtered animals has a hardness that we call "Animal death hardness". Generally, animal meat slaughtered on the feast day is cooked and consumed within a few hours without waiting. This hardness creates difficulties in both cooking and digestion. It causes problems such as bloating and indigestion in the stomach. People with gastrointestinal disorders should not consume the meat of the sacrifice immediately, and after resting for at least 24 hours or keeping it in the refrigerator for a few days, it should be fed by boiling, grilling, and cooking in the oven.
Don't Let Fries On Your Tables
Dietitian Çeliktaş, who warns that fatty meats have high saturated fat and cholesterol content, may cause cardiovascular disease, diabetic and high blood pressure patients, and added: It is a holiday where high, tail fat roasts and offal are preferred. Therefore, it is necessary to pay attention to individuals with chronic diseases and high risk during this period. The increase in the amount and frequency of red meat consumption during Eid al-Adha increases the risk of diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, kidney patients. The principles of adequate and balanced nutrition should be followed. In other words, portion control and balanced distribution should be done in daily nutrition. Especially blood pressure and kidney patients should pay attention to the amount of meat and water. 2-2,5 liters of water should be drunk daily.” said.
How Meat is Cooked Affects Our Health
Nurdan Çeliktaş, Nutrition and Diet Specialist of Kızılay Kartal Hospital, said, “Although meat contains good quality protein, it does not contain some vitamins such as vitamin C. Excess meat consumption can also harm beneficial bacteria in the gut. In order to protect these bacteria, attention should be paid to pulp intake. Vitamin C increases iron absorption. For these reasons, it should be supported with vegetables, salads, legumes, yogurt, kefir, fruit for fiber and vitamin support. It is also important to pay attention to the way they are cooked. Raw or undercooked meats, for example, cause miscarriage in pregnant women and increase the possibility of contagious diseases that settle in people's bodies and become common to the foods they eat.