Ramadan is a time where people, young and old, rich and poor take up a month long of fasting. It is a time to rediscover your spirituality, be prayerful and to lend a helping hand via charitable activities.
Sehri and Iftar are two important meals during Ramadan. Here are some food habits that you need to keep in mind while fasting.
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Ramadan is the time of fasting, togetherness and connecting with the most supreme Allah. Learn the basics of getting through Ramadan by eating healthy.
The holy month of Ramadan is here. It is not just all about fasting, but a time of spiritual awakening
Where young and old, rich and poor come together in unison.
Ramadan can be really tough when it is hot outside. Keep yourself well hydrated with juicy fruits, vegetables or juices. Lime juice is excellent to break the fast.
Be sure to include fruits in your Sehri (Suhoor)
If fruits and vegetables sound boring. A salad could make things a bit more interesting.
Soup is an excellent option to break the fast. It is light, nutritious and an excellent way to stay hydrated
Avoid sugary food and heavily salted food for Suhoor
Dates are a power-packed, nutrient-rich must-have during Ramadan
Rice, lean meat and eggs are typical foods taken to break the fast at Iftar. But pace yourself, don't start off right away with a heavy meal first.
Choose nutritious foods, that burn out slowly and avoid sugary foods that kick-in and burn out fast
Avoid over indulging in fried foods and snacks at Iftar
To not feel bloated after Iftar, have desserts and other rich food in moderation. You could really opt for nutritious, fiber-rich foods.