The heavenly month of Ramadan is the 9th month of the Islamic schedule and when numerous Muslims across the world fast during daylight hours for 29-30 days. The Islamic schedule is lunar, thus Ramadan falls at a somewhat prior time in the year every year.
Muslims participating in Ramadan don’t eat or drink anything during light hours, eating one supper (the ‘suhoor’ or ‘sehri’) not long before day break and another (the ‘iftar’) after nightfall. The finish of Ramadan is set apart by ‘Eid-ul-Fitr’, the Festival of the Breaking of the Fast. An uncommon celebratory supper is eaten during the celebration, the principal daytime feast for a month.
Fasting during Ramadan
Fasting during Ramadan conveys a high risk of dehydration as food and drink are restricted to before dawn and after dusk. Moreover, as fasting people are urged to get up ahead of schedule to have their Sehri (or pre-day break dinner), lack of sleep and parchedness can prompt head pains.
But healthy fasting is possible if people consume the right amount of food. Let’s find out the ways to have a healthy Ramadan this year,
Do not skip Sehri
As one saying goes, ‘breakfast is the main feast of the day’. Furthermore, during Ramadan, it turns out to be significantly more important! Despite the fact that skipping Suhoor to have continuous rest may sound engaging, you shouldn’t.
Skipping Suhoor draws out the fasting time frame as your body should depend on the past meal to furnish you with every one of the supplements and energy until Iftar. Because of the more extended long fasting, you are bound to feel parched and tired during the day. Moreover, skipping Suhoor additionally increases overeating during Iftar, which can cause undesirable weight gain.
Do not overeat in iftaar
Similarly, as it isn’t fitting to skip Suhoor, overeating when the time comes to break the fast can hurt your body. Iftar ought to be an even, nutritious supper and not a full-fledged dining experience! Gorging and extreme intake of high-fat food sources may bring heartburn and weight gain. Moderate down and appreciate every piece of your food.
Avoid fried items
Iftar gets incomplete without Pakoray and Samosay, but moderation is the key. Do not fill yourself with too much oily food. Eating rich, greasy food not only will make you lethargic. It can cause heartburn. Aside from unhealthy weight gain containing extra oily food will keep you fatigued. Limit your salt intake, during sehri, as it increases thirst.
All things considered, choose vegetables, rice and lentils. You can also get meat but in low quantity. Fibre-rich foods in sehri is a good option as it ideal and make you full longer.
Water is your friend
Yes, drinking as much water as you can during the hours after iftaar till sehri will keep you hydrated during your fast.
Drink at least 9 to 10 glasses of water. You can also replace it with fluids, such as milk, lassi, juices, or any beverage. Avoid too many cups of tea as it can cause acid reflux. And you should avoid coffee as it has diuretic effect and promotes fluid loss.
A balanced diet and minimal eating patterns will be a healthy option for your fasting. Pray more and eat less. Give a rest to your stomach. Revive your Imaan and stay blessed!