Staying Healthy in Ramadan

After refraining from food & drink for 15-18 hours a day, at the time of iftar usually people don’t eat meals, they eat feasts! They just dive into all sorts of unhealthy food they have been craving all day; fried foods, sweets overloaded with sugar and you name it.

It is important to pay attention to what we consume and in what quantities.

Here is a list of some  important eating habits we should follow in Ramadan to stay fit and healthy for our worship during the month and avoid increasing that waistline:

  • Starting off with suhur, the pre-dawn meal, consume food that will release energy throughout the day like food high in fiber, protein and healthy fats.Avoid foods heavy in carbs.
  • For your iftaar, have a healthy soup with salad, it gives you instant energy.
  • Lessen fried foods and limit them to once or twice a week.
  • Drink fresh juices or healthy milkshakes.
  • Fruits salad is must, by that I don’t mean the fruit salad mixed in loads of sugar! Keep it simple and natural.
  • After an entire day of fasting we crave for sugars, don’t exaggerate your dessert intake, rather try satisfying your sweet tooth with dates, healthy and sweet!
  • Also, do a light workout session which ever time of the day suits you, it might sound terrifying but its really good for health and plays a good part in keeping you active.
  • And last but not least, have a good water intake, one of our previous post talks about this in detail.

 

I hope everyone’s Ramadan is going great so far, keep the energies high we have lots of worshiping to do in sha Allah 😉

Abeer Nouman.

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