Pay Attention to What We Eat During Ramadan


During the Ramadan Feast, we should pay attention to our diet and consume more fluids. During the 30 days of Ramadan, we consumed 2 meals, sahur and iftar, and the preparations for Eid have begun. However, suddenly switching to overeating after a long Ramadan can jeopardize our health.

PAU Hospital Endocrinology Department Faculty Member Assoc. Prof. Dr. Şenay Topsakal warned our patients about this issue and made statements; "We see that our patients' eating habits have changed during the month-long Ramadan and they have become more prone to weight gain. For this reason, over-eating should be avoided and inactivity should be avoided in the following period starting from the feast. Meals should be taken in small and frequent meals and fast eating should be avoided. You should return to the habit of having breakfast, but the slices of bread should be reduced and sweets should be avoided. Raw vegetables such as tomatoes, cucumbers, parsley, fresh peppers, etc. should be consumed in abundance, low-fat cheese and boiled eggs should be preferred. Fatty foods such as sausage, salami and pastries should be avoided. Instead of high-calorie drinks, water consumption should be increased and the habit of eating at night should be abandoned.

The diet should not be broken during the feast.

All our citizens, especially our diabetic patients, should avoid excessive consumption of sweets during the feast. All patients who need to follow a diet, such as heart and kidney patients, diabetes and overweight patients, should not break their diet during the feast. If possible, home-made low-sugar desserts should be consumed, large portions should be avoided and sweetened or sugar-free treats should be prepared for diabetics (fruits, home-made fruit juices, buttermilk...) Excessively hot and heavy meals pose a risk to our health. Tea and coffee should not be consumed too much, sleep should be given importance, excessive fatigue and insomnia should be avoided and medications should never be interrupted.

Chief Physician Prof. Dr. Murat Özban wished all our people to have a healthy, peaceful and happy holiday with their loved ones and congratulated all patients and their relatives on Ramadan Feast.

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