Fasting is a tradition done to please God, by keeping control and curb to one’s desires. In fasting devotees refrain themselves from regular food. During this period fruits or non-cereal food are consumed. Fasting is generally done when there is any occasion, so at that time demand for fruits in the market gets increased. So to curb the demand, farmers inject chemicals so that the fruits ripen fast and reach the market as quick as possible. So due to this many health problems occur such as vomiting, dryness in the mouth and stomach ache. People need to select the fruits that are non seasonal because the fruits that are in demand like water melons, papayas and pineapples are seasonal fruits so to grow them up farmers use chemicals.
It is said that our stomach works 24 hours, as our body needs rest during night hours like that sometimes our stomach also needs. So people fast even when there is no occasion. But the most important thing is what the foods people eat after fasting. As overeating can not only harm the body but it will also affect the person’s growth. So the foods to be taken after fasting must be beneficial, people need to check the type and quantity of the food they take while they break the fasting.
The foods to be taken after fasting considering the seasonal and nonseasonal vegetables and fruits are:-
Vegetables- During fasting vegetables are mostly recommended they must be fresh and freshly cooked. Vegetables like beets, broccoli, sprouts, carrots, cabbages, cauliflower, celery, corn, cucumbers, lettuces, onions, parsley, potatoes, radishes, sweet potatoes, tomatoes and turnips.
Fruits- Fruits that must be included are apples, apricots, bananas, berries, grapes, guava, kiwi, lemons, limes, mangoes, oranges, papayas, pears, pineapples, plums, raisins, raspberries, watermelon, cherries, grapefruit,
Whole grains and dry fruits- whole grains wheat, brown rice, whole wheat pasta, rice cakes, oats, barley and popcorn. In dry fruits cashews, peanuts, sesame, nut butters, peanut butter.
Foods to be avoided after Fasting are:-
*Dairy products .
*Refined and processed food.
*Leavened bread .
*Meat and animal products
If you are doing a one day fast then you need to avoid these foods but when it comes to 10-20 days fasting then they are recommended to eat low fat foods like free-range chicken, fish or beef in small quantities. If one want to have dairy back to diet then try to stick to low-fat, minimally processed products. Choose yogurts that are of low-fat and high in probiotics and should not have added sugars. These are the healthy foods recommended after fasting.
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