It is important to maintain energy levels while fasting during Ramadan. This is because there is a change in diets as you eat only during Suhoor (pre-dawn) and Iftar (at sunset).
As such it is important to carefully choose the foods you eat during Suhoor and Iftar.
Suhoor or Sehri needs to be wholesome to provide enough energy to last during the long hours of fasting. It is important that the food you consume keeps you hydrated, so pay careful attention to the selection of food-items during Suhoor.
Iftar is a feast which people look forward to after the day’s long restraint. Traditionally, one is supposed to eat dates along with juice, milk or water. It is believed that Prophet Mohammad ate three dates when he broke his roza.
Foods to eat during suhoor
During suhoor eat foods that provide long-lasting energy like carbohydrates and foods that contain a high fiber content.
Eggs are high in proteins and most nutritious. They not only help you to stay fuller but can be made in several ways to suit your taste buds
2. Oat Meal
Oatmeal is rich in fibre and a perfect meal your body needs during Suhoor. fibre turns to gel in the stomach and slows digestion, which helps lower cholesterol and blood glucose, perfect to keep you energised throughout your fast.
Dairy products are a great source of calcium and vitamins. Opt for yogurt smoothie or choose a vanilla and honey milk shake to stay full and hydrated throughout the day
Foods to eat during Iftar
Iftar is the evening meal with which Muslims end their daily Ramadan fast at sunset. It is best to eat foods that w.ould restore sugar and salt levels in the body while keeping it hydrated
Dates contain a high level of nutrients that gives you instant energy to make you feel rejuvenated after the long hours of fasting.
Drink as much water or fruit juices as possible between Iftar and bedtime to avoid dehydration. Avoid soft drinks or soda.
Raw nuts like Almonds contain good fats which are essential to your body.
4. Fruits Vegetables
Eating vegetables like Cucumbers, lettuce, and other juicy fruits that are high in fiber helps your body feel cool and also helps you avoid getting constipated.
Fasting during Ramadan can improve one’s health, but only if done in the proper manner, if not, it can cause more harm than good.