Top 5: Best foods to break the fast on

06.10.2011                      08.Tischrei. 5772

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Top 5: Best foods to break the fast on

Healthy Eating: Planning to fast this coming Yom Kippur? Check out which foods (and drinks) are best to put an end to the hunger pains.

Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) is upon us, and what does that mean for most of us? Fast time. That’s right, no food and no water (for some) for 24 hours. As most will focus on what to and how much to eat before the fast, it's important to think about how big should the last meal be? Should we load up on carbs or protein? Should we avoid salt? However, no one really focuses on what should be eaten after Neilah (the final prayer) when the fast comes to an end. Most of us are too blinded with hunger, and so reach for the first edible thing we see, whether it be a chocolate bar, a piece of cake or a giant bagel smeared with cream cheese and topped off with lox.
While most foods served at break-the-fast meals are delicious and will certainly help to put a stop to those intense hunger pains, is there a way to break the fast in a healthier way? The answer is: Yes!…