Health experts has advised the general public to avoid “oily unhealthy products” as consuming large quantities of food or an unbalanced diet in Iftar could lead to stomach upset and intestinal disorders that may worsen existing health conditions.
A Clinical Nutritionist Dr. Taiyba Sultana has recommended that due to the long hours of fasting in summer, citizens should consume slow-digesting foods including fiber-containing foods.
She warned that excessive oily product use at iftar and seher can lead to weight gain.
Another health Nutrition Dr. Atta Ur Rehman said that people with diabetes must limit foods that are high in saturated fats such as ghee, samosas, and pakoras.
He also urged people to eat fruit, vegetables, milk-based products, especially yogurt, and drink plenty of water to prevent themselves from stomach gasses, acid reflux, and other gastric problems.