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KOU Hospital Chief Physician Prof. Dr. Cantürk, “We cannot say ‘Fasting’ to every coronavirus survivor. However, our citizens who have serious effects and have cough and respiratory problems can use the facilitating features of religion at the point of fasting.” said.
Cantürk told Anadolu Agency (AA) that there is a lot of information about the benefits of fasting for healthy individuals.
Cantürk, explaining that fasting should be fasted similar to other times during the epidemic process, “It is necessary to group those with coronavirus. Not everyone has this disease at the same level. We cannot say ‘fasting’ to every coronavirus patient. If those who have fasting coronavirus also take care of their fluid intake and eat without overload at sahur and iftar, they will be comfortable during the day if they do suhoor, which is protein-based. Citizens will be able to spread their liquid and food consumption from iftar to sahur. We can say that they can spend Ramadan. “
Emphasizing that those with chronic diseases should consult their doctors before fasting, Cantürk continued as follows:
“People with heart disease can reduce the amount of cholesterol in fat with a light diet during Ramadan. If these people use Ramadan well in terms of nutrition, it may be beneficial for their health, but they should take the advice of their physicians. Diabetic patients are fasting, but the duration of diabetes and the occurrence of complications of diabetes should be taken into account. Healthy individuals will fast as usual. It is not possible to say such a thing. The more sweet, calorie foods they eat, the more trouble they can get. “
“Sufficient amount of liquid should be taken between iftar and sahur”
Cantürk called for a balanced diet during Ramadan and noted that with adequate fluid intake between iftar and sahur, there will not be much trouble during the day.
Cantürk, who recommends consuming light and pulp foods in suhoor, said, “We should drink a glass of water while breaking our fast at Iftar, then olive or date can be eaten. Since date is a fiber-rich food, iftar has a positive effect on our health as it will increase blood sugar slowly. We are talking about the benefits of fasting, but if we do such things, we can cause fasting to do more harm than good. For this reason, we should eat slowly. Meat consumption increases in Ramadan, but vegetables and legumes should be consumed on certain days of the week. ” he spoke.
Prof. Dr. Cantürk pointed out the importance of masks, distance and hygiene rules in the fight against coronavirus and called on everyone to strictly comply with the precautions.