Recently, we have had an online rendezvous with Chowdhury Tasneem Hasin, chief dietician, United Hospital Dhaka, where we discussed various health related issues and their probable solutions. This meeting was a part of our latest Star Lifestyle multimedia initiative, where we meet experts on a regular basis and talk to them about important subjects of concern.
How can we stay safe from meat contamination and increased spread of virus during Qurbani?
There are quite a few methods; the best is to clean and wash the meat first, and then boil it for few minutes before preserving it in the freezer.
The alarming fact in this case, is that if the raw meat somehow gets contaminated and is put into the freezer alongside other food, it is likely that the contamination will spread.To stop the spread, we must take timely measures.
Overindulgence on red meat is extremely unhealthy. How can we restrain ourselves?
- Trying portion control is one of the best options to stay healthy.
- We can alternate between healthy and spicy food. Example, indulge on red meat during lunch and follow a green diet, later - during dinner.
- We can add yoghurt and other gut bacteria friendly food to the menu.
- The preparation can be different, with less stress on traditional cooking methods, i.e. using a splurge of cooking oils and spices.
For more information on the discussion, tune into our Lifestyle Talkies zoom session and hear what our expert has to say about gastrointestinal health, Qurbani meat preparation, cleanliness, COVID-19 and more.