When it comes to maintaining your health, you must keep a check on your diet. Good intake of nutrients is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. Your diet can help you reach and maintain a healthy weight, reduce the risk of chronic diseases (like heart disease and cancer), and also, promote your overall health.

But what exactly a healthy diet is composed of?

To achieve a healthy and balanced diet, it is very important to eat at least three meals a day and not to skip breakfast at any cost. Each meal should be composed of variety of food. i.e Dairy products, Protein intake, Vegetables, Fruits, Grains, etc.

Foods such as candy, chocolate, cakes, chips, and other junk foods should be avoided.  If you do indulge in a treat, try to choose one that is less than 145 calories.

According to a new research, eating red meat may be linked to a higher risk of death. But, if we replace animal protein in our diet with plant protein, which apparently reduce the risk of death, as well as improve your health.

While it is important to know how much protein we consume to achieve the ideal health benefit, what food we choose to eat to get protein is equally important.

Animal protein vs. plant protein 

Why animal protein is linked to higher risk of death and plant protein is linked to a lower risk of death remains a mystery.

According to the study, high animal protein intake has been linked to higher levels of insulin-like growth factor, whereas high plant protein intake has been associated with lower blood pressure and improved insulin sensitivity.

Processed red meat is high in sodium and nitrates, which is linked to worse health outcomes.

People who consume their protein intake mostly from plant foods would be able to maintain a healthy weight and have lower risk of chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes and cancers.
As we all were eagerly waiting for this ‘Bakra-Eid’ festival, however, there are some precautions that you need to be aware of before you start enjoying the meat of the animal you slaughtered on the event of Eidul Adha.
These precautions need to be taken in order to make sure that the meat of the slaughtered animal is edible and that it is not plagued by virus, bacteria or any other disease causing agents that can harm you.
The following are the top 5 precautions for enjoying meat on Eidul Adha.
Distribute meat among the needy
Allah has forbidden Muslims from feeling relaxed and enjoying themselves while other fellow beings have nothing to eat. This is the reason why the most important precaution on Eidul Adha is distributing the meat among the needy ones.

Have the meat inspected

Another one of the many precautions for enjoying meat on Eidul Adha is having the meat of the slaughtered animal inspected by someone who has a considerable amount of experience.

Have the meat butchered

Have the meat butchered before you can enjoy it on the occasion of Eidul Adha.

Clean the meat

Apart from having the meat inspected, one should also make sure that the meat is cleaned and is free of any disease whatsoever.

Keep your diet light & balanced

Avoid eating too much of meat at once, and keep your diet light and balanced.

Most importantly, Thank Allah Almighty

Before a person starts enjoying the meat of their slaughtered animal on Eidul Adha, they need to thank Allah for his blessings and mercy.



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