Hydrating and Energizing Foods to Eat at Sehri
Each Ramzan brings with it the dilemma of having the most fulfilling meals for sehri, to get us through the day. Here are some nutritionist-recommended food choices which help keep your energy and hydration levels up throughout the fast.
For sehri, always look out for meals that are rich in protein as it renders you bursts of energy throughout the day. Rich in carbohydrates, oatmeal provides a versatile canvas and can be flavoured in many ways. Consider making a smoothie with bananas and milk. Or boil some oats in an old-school way and dress it with nuts and fruits!
Fish on grill
Many nutritionists assert that having fish can make you thirstier during the day and hence it should be avoided if you are fasting for long hours. However, others have waived this off as a food myth, saying fried fish (or anything fried) should be avoided while a roasted or grilled fish makes for a perfect meal. Fish boosts your vitality and keeps you satiated for long hours.
Load up on fruits and veggies
Rich in minerals, vitamins and antioxidants, loading up on fruits and veggies provide better hydration than other options. Best sources of hydrating fruits and veggies are watermelon, strawberries, peaches, oranges, tomatoes, cucumbers, lettuce, spinach, and celery. A bowl of salad with your favourite dressings on top makes for a great choice as well.
Nut it up
Throw a handful of nuts into your sehri meal or munch on some later. Don’t underestimate the levels of high energy some nuts like cashews, walnuts, peanuts and almonds pack in bite.