Ramzan 2019 - 5 Tips To Have A Healthy Fasting During Ramzan
By: Pinki Sat, 04 May 2019 12:28 PM
Ramadan iftars marks the end of fasting. When the sun goes down, families and friends typically gather round a table of lavish feasts. While iftars are an enjoyable experience, they can be daunting for people trying to maintain good eating habits during this holy month.
Having a balanced iftar is important as it’s the meal that replenish energy stores and help sustain your fast the following day. You must place an extra effort into consuming the right foods to get the nutrients your body needs. Ramadan is an opportunity to cultivate good eating habits that will stay with you after the fasting month ends. We’ve put together a few tips to help you find a cleaner way to break you fast and make the rest of your Ramadan a healthy one.
* Eat Suhur
The Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him, highly recommend eating this pre-dawn meal before a day of fasting. While you may want to pass to catch some more sleep, remember that you can always take a catnap while you're fasting, but you won't be able to eat or drink. To make it easier, set out utensils and dry food on the table before going to bed so you can quickly eat and go back to sleep after Suhur.
* Limit fat intake
That's right, limit it, don't cut it out. Otherwise, you'll have to get rid of what's considered "traditional" Iftar food in most Muslim cultures. If you're not sure what kind of food is being referred to, think fried, greasy and/or super sweet.
* Follow the Prophet's golden rule of one-third
This especially needs to be said in Ramadan. We should strive to have no more than one-third food, one-third liquid and one-third air in our stomachs when eating.
* Encourage dip-dunking
Fruits and vegetables get left to the wayside during regular days, let alone at Iftar time. But you can whip out those carrot sticks if you've got some tasty dips to eat them with.
* Walk after Iftar
Before you fall over from exhaustion after Iftar and dinner, take a short walk around the block or just around your building. The change of environment and exposure to fresh air may just wake you up in time to go for the next activity.