Healthy Eating In Ramadan: The Dos and Don'ts
Here is quick guide to what you should be consuming to keep healthy and hydrated this Ramadan!
- Eat food that is rich in protein such as eggs that will keep you full and satisfied through the day.
- Another option is oatmeal that is rich in fibre. Its soluble fibres digest slow and keeps your cholesterol and blood glucose levels low. Which keeps you energised through your fast.
- Dairy products also hold great nutritional value. Go for a yogurt smoothie or a milkshake to keep yourself hydrated and full during the day.
- Avoid foods with sugar and white flour. These include pastries, donuts and croissants. They are low in essential nutrients and only lasts about three to four hours.
- Caffeinated drinks such as coffee lead to insomnia and restlessness. They are also dehydrating and keep you longing for water.
- Dates are ideal as they are rich in nutrients and a perfect choice to break your fast with. The burst of energy help hydrate you quickly and provide instant energy after long fasting hours.
- Drink a lot of juices and water.
- Hydrating vegetables such as lettuce and cucumbers will help keep your body cool and refreshed
- Avoid carbonated drinks and processed beverages to quench your thirst and keep away from high-sugar food items such as chocolates and sweets.
- Fried food should be avoided or consumed in limited quantity
Happy fasting and feasting!