What to eat to stay on feet
June 1, 2011 1:20 PM Subscribe
What food and/or drink will provide the most energy while still being gentle?
posted by mhz to food & drink (14 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
Per Orthodox Jewish custom*, a groom fasts on his wedding until after the chuppah, usually late afternoon. I'm looking for food/drink that is ideal to break the fast on, and food/drink for the rest of the evening. There's about 4-7 hours* of intense dancing starting about an hour* after first breaking the fast, so the food needs to provide a bunch of energy, without weighing the eater down.
I've heard energy drinks (Red Bull etc), sports drinks (Gatorade, etc), water, energy bars (carb heavy), and others.. What would the perfect food be? Carbs? Fats? Proteins? Some combo? Specific foods?
*This is Judaism, of course customs vary!