Now, of course, we as Muslims are practicing what is called fasting where we must refrain from eating and drinking for a specified time. As we know that when we are fasting, our bodies will feel weak and also tired, especially during the day. This condition certainly triggers us to vent our fatigue when breaking our fast.
It cannot be denied that when a person’s body is fasting, he will lose a lot of body fluids. This of course makes us immediately replace the body fluids by drinking various types of drinks. Almost everyone feels satisfied or refreshed when fasting drinking cold and fresh drinks. However, is this type of drinking safe or not for the health of our bodies? Maybe most people think that consuming cold drinks is a natural thing and is often done by most people.
Both drinks or food are of course very special for everyone who is fasting when it’s time to break the fast. Of course, this is indeed very natural where we can vent our hunger when breaking our fast. However, it turns out that not all foods and drinks are good for body health. There are several types of food and also drinks that are very dangerous to health, especially when consumed when breaking the fast.
Restrictions on Food and Drinks When Breaking the Fast
When we are fasting, of course it is recommended to consume various types of food and also drinks that contain lots of nutrients and nutrients that are really needed for our bodies. Foods that contain lots of nutrients are certainly very good for our body’s metabolic system. Especially when fasting, the body needs more nutritional intake and nutrients so that it can support our immune system when fasting.
Apart from refraining from eating and drinking, when we fast, of course we are also required to avoid things that can break fasting. Of course, when you are fasting, your body will feel weak. In order for our bodies to stay strong and also healthy, of course we are required to avoid some types of food that can actually harm our bodies. Here are some food and beverage restrictions when breaking fast, including:
Many people even almost everyone does this habit when breaking their fast, namely drinking ice. It cannot be denied that when breaking the fast, ice water or any other drink that contains ice is indeed very fresh to be enjoyed while fasting. However, it turns out that consuming drinks that contain ice is not very good for our health. Ice has a role in making it easier for the body to absorb the food juices that have been digested by the stomach. This condition certainly causes the body to be full longer so that it can cause our bodies to become lazy to eat core foods, namely rice and nutritious side dishes.
Open without being sweet
Almost everyone thinks that when breaking our fast, we are encouraged to eat sweet foods, both food and drink. Actually, medically or religiously, consuming excess sweet foods and drinks is not recommended. This is because almost every iftar menu There are many kinds of sweet foods and drinks.
If the Rosul advises us to break with dates first, of course many people confuse where the dates are sweet foods and drinks. The dates at the time of the Prophet were certainly very different from those of today. Dates currently contain a lot of artificial sweeteners so that if they are consumed in excess, it will be very dangerous for the health of the body. For that, don’t overdo it when you eat sweet foods.
Meanwhile, according to the medical, sweet foods and drinks are very dangerous for the body because they can increase sugar levels in the blood. It is not surprising that in the future people who are accustomed to consuming sweet foods and drinks will experience high blood sugar levels and also drastically after completing their fast. As we all know that high blood sugar levels in the body can increase the risk of diabetes. Therefore, you are certainly not advised to eat sweet foods and drinks directly when breaking your fast.
Don’t consume carbonated drinks
There are some people who if they drink soda when breaking their fast will feel immeasurable pleasure. Even though as we know that soda is one type of drink that should be avoided when breaking your fast. Not only when fasting, even drinks that contain soda are indeed a type of drink that must be avoided. Especially when we fast, our bodies do not get fluid intake for approximately 13 hours. This condition certainly leaves our stomach in an empty state without food. If we consume soft drinks when breaking the fast, we can be sure that our stomach will experience discomfort, heat in the stomach and even nausea and vomiting. Therefore, we should avoid the types of drinks that contain soda because it is very dangerous for our bodies.
Avoid fast food and junk food
We certainly know that fast food and junk food are very dangerous for our health. After all, fast food and junk food contain ingredients that are believed to harm our bodies. There are so many ingredients in junk food that are very dangerous for the health of the body, including fat, excessive MSG, high enough sugar, synthetic additives to enhance the taste of food to become more savory and delicious. If these ingredients are in the types of fast food and junk food, especially when consumed when breaking the fast, then you can be sure that your stomach will feel discomfort and will trigger severe stomach pain and nausea. Although this condition may only occur in some people, you should avoid it because it will have a negative impact on your health.
Pay attention to the portion of the meal when breaking the fast
When breaking the fast arrives, of course there are lots of people who prepare various types of food or drinks. With the reason as a food menu for takjil and also a core food. Almost everyone certainly eats the food served while fasting without paying attention to the appropriate portion. In fact, they tend to eat all kinds of these foods. In fact, when breaking your fast, you are not advised to eat large amounts of food and too much because it will make your stomach feel uncomfortable. Your stomach will certainly experience a feeling of fullness and a full stomach when breaking the fast, so you will feel lazy to go to tarawih prayer.
Avoid frying when breaking the fast
It is undeniable that Indonesian people cannot be separated from fried foods when breaking their fast. Fried is of course used as the main menu of takjil when breaking the fast. Even though breaking the fast with fried foods can aggravate the work of the digestive organs. Even though when we are fasting our bodies need more nutritional intake and nutrients. If our digestive system is disturbed and also heavy because we eat fried foods when breaking the fast. So, the fried food is digested by the lipase enzyme in the mouth, not yet finished, then to the stomach, into the small intestine s
o it is very hard work. If this condition occurs, then you can be sure that your stomach will feel discomfort so that our stomach feels quite heavy and also suffers.
Don’t eat spicy food
The next type of food that is not recommended for you to consume is spicy and sour food. As we all know that spicy and acidic foods will trigger stomach acid to rise so that ulcers will recur. However, spicy foods are very difficult for us to avoid, especially when breaking the fast. This is because the Indonesian people want something fresh when breaking their fast. However, the spicy food we consume is not always harmful to the body. Chili also often plays a role in making it easier for our stomachs to defecate. As we know that when we are fasting, we will experience constipation or difficulty defecating. In addition, spicy food will also make headaches and soreness disappear. However, when we break the fast, it’s best not to eat spicy food and don’t overdo it.
Avoid foods that contain gas
Certain types of food certainly contain gas in them which in fact, if consumed, will have a negative impact on our bodies. Foods that contain gas will certainly make our stomach a little uncomfortable. In addition, the gas in the food we consume will make our stomachs become bloated and also bloated. Some types of foods that contain gas include cabbage, durian, jackfruit and carbonated drinks.
Avoid drinks containing sucrose
You can get this type of drink that contains sucrose in tea. The tea you usually consume when breaking fast is not enough to replace body fluids when we fast. When breaking the fast, of course, we must immediately raise the sugar level in the blood so that it is stable again. In this case sucrose is not enough to restore sugar levels in the blood, but requires other compounds, namely glucose and fructose. Apart from tea, you can also replace tea with dates or other fruits. Besides being rich in glucose and fructose, dates are also rich in fiber, potassium, potassium, and vitamin A. You can also choose several types of fruits such as banana, mango, papaya juice and other fruits.
When fasting, of course we must be smart in choosing food and beverage intake. This is because when we are fasting our bodies need more sources of nutrients and nutrients than when we are not fasting. For this reason, maintaining food and drink intake is recommended to support the metabolic system in our bodies to avoid dehydration. Such is the taboo on food and drink when breaking the fast. Hope it is useful!