Avoid storing meat, ensure moderate intake: Experts
LAHORE: (Suno News) On the auspicious occasion of Eidul Azha, health experts have advised the citizens to avoid overindulgence in meat and spicy foods to prevent gastrointestinal issues, issuing a warning about potential digestive and stomach ailments linked to consumption of meat.

The health expert emphasized that the people should avoid storage of meat after Eid-ul-Azha as excessive use of red meat can increase the risk of developing cardiovascular, kidney, liver, diabetes and gastroenteritis diseases.

The use of frozen meat could be harmful as it may affect kidneys and cause cardiac problems, they warned.

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Each year, public and private healthcare facilities receive scores of cases of various stomach and other illnesses after Eidul Azha due to the excessive consumption of meat.

They warned that immoderate red meat intake can lead to increased stomach pain, uric acid levels, blood pressure, and cholesterol. They particularly cautioned pregnant women to avoid eating liver. Given the concurrent seasons of dengue, typhoid, and gastroenteritis, the experts highlighted the importance of distributing meat promptly rather than storing it in freezers to prevent bacterial contamination.

In addition, the experts advised those suffering from digestive and liver problems to limit their meat consumption.

Diabetic patients should also avoid sweet items and minimize meat intake. The advisory also warned about the potential for meat spoilage due to the hot weather and electricity load shedding, which could weaken immune systems and cause illness.