Eid Al Adha (Festival of Sacrifice) is marked by the performance of a sacrifice, which is accomplished by slaughtering sheep and giving the meat slices among the poor, needy, and relatives. 

Eating meat is a customary religious practice in Eid Al Adha: Mutton Biryani, Kofta, Kebab… are all in the Eid Al Adha menu. Doesn’t it sound delectable…?

But what about the calories and fats you’ll consume as a result of eating all these foods?

It’s difficult – but not impossible – to eat a balanced diet during the holidays. Therefore we’ll go over some vital health guidelines so you may enjoy eating meat without worrying about your health.

Beware of the Following during Eid-Al-Adha

  • Consume less fried foods, such as fried mutton, fried liver, and fried kebabs, and instead opt for baked or grilled alternatives.
  • Avoid gravies that are thick, creamy, and greasy; instead, choose ones that are low in oil and do not contain fresh cream, cashew nuts, coconut, or ghee.

Remember to

  • Begin with a healthy and nutritious breakfast.
  • Including veggies with the meat aids in proper digestion and fat absorption, it could be in a form of salad (without creamy dressings), sauteed, or grilled veggies.
  • Eat several moderate meals, instead of having a feast.
  • Fruits are your best friends, as they contain high levels of fibers, which means they’ll keep you fuller for longer.
  • We all adore sweets but moderation is vital; don’t overindulge and try to opt for some healthy alternatives.

Consume Meat in a Healthy Way

  1. Before cooking the meat, remove as much fat as possible.
  2. It’s best to choose sections of the muttons (such as the neck and thigh regions) that have a low-fat content compared to other parts.
  3. Grilled meat is the healthiest preparation alternative, but the size of the meat pieces should be kept small to reduce the amount of time the meat is exposed to the heat, and any visible fats should be removed.
  4. Consume other meats with lesser fat content, such as lean beef and chicken or even fish.
  5. Internal organs, which contain a lot of fat and cholesterol, should be avoided.

Don’t forget these sanitary instructions during Eid Al Adha

  • Grilling tools should be well cleaned before use.
  • Place the meat slices away from the source of the flame.
  • Do not use your hands to put, turn over or remove meat from the barbecue.
  • Remember to wash and sanitize your hands, and all the tools you use frequently.

Stay Active!

Being active before and after satiating meals is quite beneficial. Walking, cycling, and playing ball games are all good examples of entertaining, delightful, and pleasurable activities.

No one can disagree that meat is a wonderful food that is high in many essential nutrients. 

On the other hand, limiting your meat consumption during Eid Al Adha or any other day is recommended to avoid many health problems: GI distress, cardiovascular disease, elevated cholesterol levels, and so on…

We advise you to consult a Dietary doctor to get further information about what you should and should not do during the Eid holidays.

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