6 Tips to stay healthy during Eid al-Fitr
When Ramadan comes to an end, the Muslims celebrate Eid al-Fitr. After full month of fasting, the one become excited to eat delicious food dishes without restrictions. Sometimes, your body used to follow a specific eating routine during Ramadan, so you may face some health troubles after breaking fasting such as vomiting, diarrhea, gastroenteritis, gastritis... etc. Through this topic, we will highlight some important tips that will help you to stay healthy during Eid al-Fitr.
- During Ramadan, our stomach is prepared to be empty during the first hours of morning; so to return it for its previous condition before fasting; it's advised to eat some dates before the actual breakfast meal to avoid mal-digestion or any other GIT health troubles.
- Dietitians advise avoiding fatty or spicy foods through the first days after Ramadan until the digestive system gets used to these foods.
- Being hydrated (drinking plenty of fluids) as well as eating fruits and vegetables is necessary through the first days after Ramadan.
- Making biscuits and cakes rich in ghee and sugar is one of the most common traditions of Eid al-Fitr. You should avoid excessive intake of these foods to stay away from gastroenteritis or digestive disorders.
- Practicing light exercise (15-20 minutes of walking) after meals could be helpful in regulating the peristaltic movement of the intestine, which helps in protecting against GIT health problems.
- Finally, fasting has many health and behavioral benefits, which include getting used to eat without overeating, as it keeps our body healthy and improve general health condition. So principles of fasting (no food overconsumption) should be always followed in the whole year.