Freshly Consumed Sacrifice Can Cause Digestive Problems


When it comes to Eid al-Adha, a variety of meat dishes come to mind. Many people consume the dishes prepared with this meat after slaughtering their sacrifice. Dietician Merve Tuna, one of the experts at, reminds that consuming fresh meat of the sacrificial meat can cause problems such as indigestion, bloating, constipation or diarrhea, and underlines that the meat should be consumed for at least 12-24 hours after slaughter.

After the holidays we spent apart from our loved ones, we are finally getting together this Eid al-Adha. This meeting also hosts tables where delicious dishes and desserts are eaten. During the feast, the amount and frequency of consumption of red meat increases, as well as the consumption of sugar originating from sweets. Of course, we want to enjoy these flavors to the fullest. However, Dietician Merve Tuna, one of the experts at, reminds that people with obesity, high blood pressure, cardiovascular, stomach and diabetes should pay attention to their diet during the holiday.

Dyt said, “The basic principles of healthy eating, food selection, portion control and balanced distribution of food groups should be taken care of during Eid al-Adha. Tuna underlines that meat consumption should not be overdone and the consumption of milk, bread, vegetables and fruit groups other than meat during the day should not be neglected. dit. Tuna recommends that meat consumption per day should not exceed 100-150 grams, although it varies according to characteristics such as age, gender, physical activity. dit. Tuna states that it would be healthier to consume plenty of vegetables with meat or to cook meat with vegetables.

Do not add oil to dishes made with meat

Many people prepare different dishes with that meat immediately after the sacrifice. However, sacrificial meat should be consumed by keeping it waiting for at least 12-24 hours after slaughter. Saying that fresh meat can cause digestive problems such as indigestion, bloating, constipation or diarrhea, Dietitian Merve Tuna, an expert at, said, “For this reason, people with gastrointestinal diseases should not consume sacrificial meat immediately. After keeping the meat in the refrigerator for a few days, it should be consumed by boiling or grilling, and frying should be avoided. Cooking and frying at very high temperatures for a long time can lead to the formation of various "carcinogenic substances". For this reason, if the meat is to be grilled, the distance between the meat and the fire should be adjusted so that it does not burn the meat and does not provide "charring". Meals made with meat should be cooked in its own fat and no additional fat should be added. Especially tail fat or butter should not be used in meat dishes. Cholesterol patients and people at risk of cardiovascular disease should avoid the consumption of offal.

Eat vegetables instead of meat for dinner

Explaining that it would be better to prefer red meat at lunch for digestion, Dyt said. Tuna lists her other nutritional suggestions as follows: “You should definitely start your day with breakfast on the morning of the holiday. Breakfast should be light and include every group of nutrients. Do not consume traditional meat and meat products such as fried and roasted foods for breakfast due to the feast of sacrifice. During the holidays, the consumption of tea and coffee increases and may even reach excessive amounts. This can cause insomnia, heart rhythm disorders, stomach problems. Pay attention to the amount of consumption of such drinks. Instead of heavy dough desserts and chocolates, serve milk and fruit desserts to your guests, and keep the portion amounts small for your health. For dinner, instead of meat, choose foods with high fiber content, such as vegetables or legumes. Do not forget to consume 2-2.5 liters of water a day. Pay attention to increasing physical activity, which is one of the most basic rules of healthy life, during the holiday, and continue daily brisk walks.

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