Maintaining Health During Ramadan
Apr 04 , 2022
During the holy month of Ramadan, healthy adult Muslims fast from dawn to sunset every day. Iftar, a sunset meal, is traditionally eaten to break the fast, followed by Suhoor, a pre-dawn meal. Fasting may have beneficial impacts on your health, according to research.
It is possible to lose weight and lower blood pressure and cholesterol by following basic rules. Overindulging at Iftar and Suhoor, on the other hand, can lead to weight gain. The Holy Month is frequently viewed as a time to exercise self-control, discipline, sacrifice, and compassion for those who are less fortunate. It is recommended that you try to keep these habits even when you are not fasting.
During Ramadan, drink plenty of water and eat hydrating meals
Between Iftar and Suhoor, drink plenty of water. High temperatures cause you to sweat more, so drink plenty of water to replace what you lose over the day (at least 10 glasses). Eating hydrating foods can also help you drink more water. Watermelon can be included in your Suhoor meal or enjoyed as a delicious dessert after Iftar. The hydrating cucumber and tomato in the traditional Arabic fattoush salad. Caffeinated beverages such as coffee, tea, and cola should be avoided since caffeine might cause some people to urinate more frequently, leading to dehydration. Also, keep in mind that sugary drinks will add calories to your diet.
To make it through the fasting hours, eat the correct foods during Suhoor
Suhoor should be a nutritious supper that gives you enough energy to see you through until Iftar. Choose the correct foods to keep you going during your fast. Eating complex carbs throughout the day, such as fruits and vegetables, beans, chickpeas, and lentils, will give you a steady supply of energy. You can include low-fat dairy products, as well as healthy unsaturated fats like unsalted almonds, salmon, olives, and olive oil.
Eat a nutritious, balanced Iftar to replenish your energy levels
Breaking your fast with three dates is a customary and healthy way to start Iftar. Dates are high in fibre and low in calories. Include a variety of veggies in your diet to ensure that you obtain enough vitamins and nutrients. Choose whole grains, which deliver energy and fibre to the body. To get a good dose of nutritious protein, consume grilled or baked lean beef, skinless chicken, and fish. Avoid fried and processed foods that are heavy in fat or sugar in general. Eat slowly to avoid overeating and to enjoy your meal.
Eat, sleep, and exercise in a strategic manner
After breaking your fast, planning your activities and meals will help you refuel and prepare for the next day of fasting. Rest is crucial, but make sure you stay up long enough to restore your body's fluids and nutrients. Include bread, cereals, and other grains in your diet, as well as fruits and vegetables, meat, fish, and poultry, milk, yoghurt, or cheese, and healthy fats. Focus on foods that take a long time to digest and release energy. Foods abundant in fibre (e.g. whole grains, fruits and vegetables) and foods containing complex carbohydrates are examples of these (wheat, beans, lentils, rice, etc.).
It's also critical to maintain a healthy level of activity. Make time to go for a stroll or do some light stretching.
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