Ramadan, which is one of the major festivals that is observed globally, requires a lot of dedication and patience. In this blog, we will discuss tips for healthy fasting in Ramadan.
Once you break the fast, try to stay hydrated as much as possible until you fast again. Always prefer caffeine free fluids, as they can dehydrate the body faster.
Moreover, drink water during your evening meal even if you aren’t thirsty, as the body will be already in a dehydrated state.
Don’t skip pre-dawn meal
Breakfast is the most important meal, as we all say. And during Ramadan, it becomes even more vital. Therefore, skipping the meal before fasting may result in fatigue and weakness. In addition, the body may be dehydrated due to long hours of fasting.
Skipping the pre-dawn meal also sometimes triggers overeating after the evening fast break. Overeating may cause unhealthy weight gain.
Portion size matter
When you eat during the evening or in the early morning, eat mindfully and listen for when your hunger is satisfied. Eating a huge amount of food at once can put stress on the body.
Healthy eating during Ramadan is the key to maintaining a healthy body. Therefore, try to eat these before the fasting begins:
- Whole grain such as grain cereal, whole grain bread, brown rice, and oatmeal.
- Fresh fruits and vegetables are available in your region.
- Protein sources such as milk, yogurt, eggs, and nuts.
- Healthy fats sources such as nuts and olives.