A Healthy and Hydrated Ramadan

Be kind to your tummy!

Like most of us, fasting probably makes it difficult to think about your futoor and suhoor meals beyond opportunities to eat, let alone as ways to try and be healthy. But, did you know Ramadan can be the perfect opportunity to follow a natural lifestyle that boosts up your health?

Water is a Medicine

Pure water is the world’s first and foremost medicine. Keep yourself hydrated with an ample quantity of water and natural fluids (like fresh fruit juices) this Ramadan. You should be very cautious with your fluid intake and how you keep yourself hydrated. Carbonated drinks like sodas contain processed sugars which is a major cause of obesity.

Keep an Eye on Your Futoor and Suhoor

Futoor is meant for eating our favorite foods to maximum capacity and satisfying our cravings after 12-16 hours of fasting, isn’t it? Sort of; you should satiate your hunger but you have to be extra vigilant or else risk developing some very unhealthy eating habits, like overeating.

As far as diet is concerned your diet plan should have the following attributes:

  1. Limit the salt intake during suhoor.
  2. Make sure suhoor has a good combination of complex carbohydrates and proteins.
  3. Drink a full glass of water at the beginning and end of suhoor.
  4. Minimize or cut out all fried foods.
  5. Eat in moderation always.
  6. Spread out your futoor meal. Break your fast with some dates and water, then take a break of 5-10 minutes before eating some more.

Ramadan is about simplicity, so simplify your meals!

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