After a fast often people get sick when they eat. What type of food or drink is the best way to break the fast and avoid becoming ill?
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A person should eat light foods slowly. I often take a break while eating so as to space the food out.
The first thing I do is drink a large cup of water, and then wait. At least 5 minutes, 15 is better.
Usually after a fast you need water more than food, and by not eating you let the water absorb better. If you are feeling really weak, then also drink some (like 1/4 cup) grape or orange juice, to give some carbs with the water.
After waiting I have cake or any other carb, but not a protein. Along with juice or soymilk (again a carb - I would not do milk personally). But not too much!!! Not even enough for you to feel full. Grapes are good too - they are both water and carbs.
Let that digest for a while, half hour to an hour. Then you can eat a regular meal.
Note that the acidity of the orange juice may not agree with some people, you'll have to see how it works for you.
I know a family that breaks its fast on coffee and dry cereal. Some of them also have light cake (like sponge cake, not a brownie or anything with cream) or orange juice. This kind of food is chosen specifically because of the considerations mentioned in the question: that heavier food would make them sick.
That said, I have no reason to think it's the best way to break a fast, which is what the question asks for.