In the current pandemic context, it is essential to provide the body with the nutrients it needs to help it fight infectious agents. Regardless of the reason you chose to fast, it is necessary to know how to eat balanced and healthy. Nutrients in animal products need a suitable substitute, so as not to deprive the body of essential nutrients and vitamins. What foods do you avoid fasting?
Diet is one of the main factors that influence the functioning of the immune system. It is fortified and supported by a multitude of essential nutrients, vitamins and minerals. During fasting, you need to be careful how you replace the nutrients that are normally obtained from animal feed. It is also important to know that although they seem harmless, a number of foods can do you more harm than good. What foods do you avoid fasting?
Mihaela Bilic, a renowned nutritionist and expert in metabolic diseases, explains for Digi24 what foods we should choose during fasting and also what we should avoid.
“Outside of fasting, we say we eat ‘sweet’. But sugar is not regulated by fasting. My first recommendation for fasting people is not to overeat sugar, not to overeat sweet products, because sugar is not a nutrient, but rather a spice in our lives. We risk, when we do not have other foods that we like, to give yam in sweets. Or, this is not a benefit for the body.
Then on the 2nd place comes the excess fat. Be careful, if we talk about fasting as in the book, you will see in the religious calendar that there are very few releases to oil and wine. So our grandparents knew that fasting does not mean eating a lot of fried oils, because the oil was restricted in fasting “, explains the nutritionist.
What is the right method of cooking when oil is not allowed?
“The correct cooking method would be in the oven, stewed, with sauce or, even better, soup – a lot of traditional Romanian dishes made from vegetables. Many vegetables, they must be our friends in fasting, and in this period when we need increased immunity, because these vegetable pigments that give color to vegetables also bring miraculous benefits to the body. The more vegetables, the better, the different and more colorful, the better ”, adds Mihaela Bilic.
Source: Doctorul Zilei by www.doctorulzilei.ro.
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