Ramadan is here and usually we ignore the eating habits we adopt at once in this month and feast after fasting. Are you guys excited for the Iftar today?
When the sun goes down in Ramadan, we gather around the table with our family and friends and wait for the “Azaan”. Before we get our hands on the lavish Iftar items, we need to care about our health and focus on the purpose of fasting.
Ramadan Healthy Eating Tips
Hydrate Before Eating
Drink plenty of water and fluids like juices, water and milk in Ramadan to regain your energy. This is the best way to hydrate your body and remove dehydration. Try to have fresh juices instead of processed one which contains a great amount of sugar. Drink 1-2 glass of water before Iftar or regular meals and not in the middle of meals to avoid indigestion.
Break Your Fast with Dates
Dates are an immense source of energy and breaking fast with dates fulfil the sugar requirement of our bodies. Usually we get a headache during fasting due to the low sugar level. Eating dates replenish the sugar level at Iftar time and boost our energy levels.
Try to develop a habit of eating salad during Iftar too. Vegetables are enriched with vitamins, minerals, nutrients and other fibres which help you to stay fit and healthy.
Avoid Fatty Food
We all know that our iftar is incomplete without Samosas, Pakoras, chicken and vegetable rolls. But we should not forget that these oily items are unhealthy for our stomach. Try to make healthy things for yourself at Iftar and focus on steaming, grilling, roasting and backing your favourite items instead of deep frying them. Believe me, this is the best tip for Ramadan Iftar and Sehri.
Pray to Almighty to bring joy and peace into your life in this Holy month and make you the best Muslim who follow the preaching of Holy Prophet Muhammad (SAWW).