Healthy tips to follow during Eid Al Adha
The holy season of Eid Al-Adha is upon us once more, bringing with it joy, pleasure, and, of course, the traditional animal sacrifice.
With the gradual uplifting of COVID-19 restrictions, things are finally settling down as we finally fall back into what we call normal.
Some of you may be familiar with how meat-focused the Eid Al-Adha holiday can be. In fact, there is a strong relationship between meat-oriented feasts and the holy occasion of Eid Al-Adha.
It is a religious symbolism commemorating Prophet Ibrahim's (peace be upon him) obedience and faith when Allah had commanded him to sacrifice his son, Prophet Ismail (peace be upon him).
However, Allah had replaced his beloved son with a Ram after he had removed his blindfold. To know more about the story of Prophet Ibrahim, click here.
As a result, Muslims all throughout the world pray the Eid prayer before sacrificing sheep, goats, or any other type of cattle.
The meat is typically given to family members and acquaintances after the sacrifice, and is more commonly distributed with the poor and needy.
If you have been lucky enough to be invited to a feast or gathering on this special occasion, you can look forward to a variety of fatty, heartwarming, and delicious meals.
Some of us do not like to admit it, but we do tend to put on a few pounds as a result of overeating during these feasts. When such delectable meals are presented before you, it can be hard to control yourself.
This is where the importance of following healthy tips falls into place, helping you to avoid some of the several health issues you could possibly run into.
Healthy tips to follow during Eid Al Adha
Drink Green Tea
If you know you will be invited to multiple family feasts throughout Eid and will not be able to avoid eating meat, attempt to balance out your general routine by including healthy behaviors.
Drinking a glass of lemon juice or green tea after a meal, for example, can help support your metabolic rate. Red tea can also be consumed, but it should be sugar-free.
Avoid Heavy Carb and Fat Saturated Foods
Try to avoid the overconsumption of refined carbohydrates and fatty foods, as well as foods that are high in salt. Individuals with diabetes and heart problems should especially adhere to this.
Alternatively, pick meals that contain little oil and do not contain fresh fat, cooking creams, or ghee.
Don’t Skip On The Greens
Being rich in fibers, helping you keep full for longer durations, and satisfy your sweet cravings, fruits and vegetables can benefit your tremendously this holiday.
Additionally, you can prepare healthy and yummy salads that can fill you up while feeling light and energetic.
Healthier Cooking Alternatives
Considering we are still in the middle of the pandemic; it is imperative that you follow healthy food cooking and storage practices to maintain food safety.
Moreover, you can make healthier cooking choices when preparing your meals by using smaller portions of fat or even replacing fat with olive oil.
Many of you put a lot of time and love into your meal preparation, but one should also consider the health of their loved ones.
Opt For A Stroll After Your Meal
According to studies, the duration between two consecutive meals should be at least 6 hours, especially on the days of Eid Al-Adha.
This will allow the stomach to rest and digest, making you feel lighter and more active, as well as assist you in losing weight.
Avoid Soft Drinks
When diving into a heavy meat-oriented dish during Eid Al-Adha, you may often find yourself desiring a fizzy cold drink to wash it down.
To put it simply, you must resist this temptation and opt for a healthier option such as fresh juices. Soft drinks have serious negative consequences for one's general health, with obesity being one of them.
Make sure you try your best to adhere to these healthy tips this Eid holiday. We hope you and your loved ones have an amazing and healthy Eid Al-Adha!
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