This holy month of Ramadan is a time of sacrifice and also a time of reward both physically and spiritually.
Fasting and staying healthy for a whole month can be challenging due to the change in routine. The urge to indulge in heavier foods may leave you feeling worse.
We hope these simple healthy tips will help you have a fulfilling fasting month.
Don’t skip sahur
It may be difficult to wake up but this pre-dawn meal should not be missed. It helps replenish your nutrient sources to help sustain you throughout the day. It also helps your body beat sluggishness.
Keep yourself hydrated by drinking at least 2-3 glasses of water before the start of your fast. Once you break fast, make sure you sip on water regularly between Iftar and your bedtime.
Consume foods with high water content
Foods such as soup, fruit and vegetables help keep you hydrated with their high water content. They’re nutritious but won’t cause you to feel sluggish.
Avoid caffeine during sahur
Caffeine and other carbonated drinks will cause you to be dehydrated during the day.
Break fast gently
Avoid indulging in greasy or fries foods when you break your fast. Dates are full of nutrients and offer slow-release energy as well. Plain yogurt is also good for helping with digestion.
Avoid the salt
Too much salt can leave you feeling bloated and uncomfortable. Try to reduce cooking with salt during Ramadan.