Ways to Stay Healthy During Ramadan
During Ramadan month, it is essential that you should maintain your health while having fast. For this, the very first thing you have to do is to have a healthy eating routine.
Healthy eating means eating diversity of foods which provides nutrients (incorporates protein, fat, vitamins, carbohydrates and minerals) that you need to maintain your health, good and full of energy. Following are some ways or suggestions which may help you to stay healthy during Ramadan holy month.
• Similarly to breakfast, sahri is the beginning meal of the day in Ramadan month. Sehri will support you to keep your body hydrated till Iftar time. Keep in mind that meal of sehri should contains carbs, fiber and protein.
• To keep yourself away from the processed foods (such as sugar and white flour) is a good option because these type of foods may be higher in calories because of the high amount of added sugar and fat. Also, comparatively it contains a little amount of nutrients.
• A diet of fresh fruits and vegetables may help you to protect against many diseases and may be a substitute of junk foods that we eat on regular basis. They are an excellent source of vital vitamins and minerals and are high in fiber. It is suggested to choose fruits and vegetables which are full of water like melons, cucumber, pumpkins and squash etc.
• Eat a lot at Iftar time is not going to be good for your health. However, you may have desire to eat a lot at Iftar time. So, it is preferable for you to not in rush at the time of eating. You may start with having few dates and then have water. Everyone knows that dates are good source of energy and also get benefited in digestive system as well.
• In Holy month of Ramadan, it is essential to drink plenty of liquids, mainly water due to the long period of fasting. Sources of liquids for the body contains water, juices and soups. So keep in mind that you have to drink at least 7-8 cups of water on regular basis in Ramadan.
1. As far as staying hydrated is concerned, you need to avoid caffeine because it is the worst thing. Those who generally consume caffeinated drinks like tea, coffee and colas during the day then the lack of caffeine while having fast may in the beginning lead to headaches and fatigue.
2. Secondly, there is a need to avoid fried food too. Because these type of foods are high in fat, calories and salted. According to a study, fried foods are often linked with serious health problems such as diabetes and heart disease.
In my opinion, you should consult with the specialist before Ramadan in case if you are over aged or suffering from diseases like diabetes and same advice has to be follow for the pregnant women. So, you should follow the above mentioned suggestions or ways to keep yourself fit and healthy during Ramadan.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Hakeem Hashmi-Amroha is an indian medical practitioner with more than 15 years of extensive experience in Diagnostic & Drug preparations. He has completed his graduation in Unani Medicine & Surgery as well as Ph.D. in PSYCHOLOGY. He is currently serving as a sole in-charge of Hashmi Dawakhana in Amroha from over 20 years and has formulated more than 125 formulations of Hashmi Dawakhana. He has successfully treated thousand of patients with specialized sex care treatments.