In Ramadan, most people think about how they can eat in a balanced way during the month, as this makes our bodies healthier, and so we stay full of energy during the day and away from headaches, dizziness, trouble with concentration, and more.
In this article, we will introduce some great tips you can follow to make your Suhoor and Iftar healthier:
Healthy Suhoor tips:
1. Your Suhoor needs to include vegetables, food that contains carbohydrates, and protein-rich food like dairy products.
2. Drink plenty of water. It is important to keep your body hydrated. Also, eat hydrating foods like Green salad, vegetables, and fruits.
3. It is also good to eat some dates because of the slow energy release in them.
4. Avoid caffeine, as it makes some people urinate more often, which leads to quicker dehydration.
5. Avoid overeating as this will hurt your stomach so much.
6. Do not ever skip Suhoor! It is the meal that provides you with sufficient energy to keep you working efficiently through the day.
Healthy Iftar tips:
1. Break your fast with dates and a glass of milk or water. Dates can be absorbed quickly and easily, and they are a great source of slow-release energy. It is great for preparing your stomach for the main dish.
2. Start your Iftar with soup and always include salads or vegetables in your meal. They are full of vitamins, minerals, and fibers that do not mainly exist in other types of food.
3. Drink plenty of water between iftar and Suhoor meals. It is important to keep your body hydrated. Also, eat hydrating foods like Green salad, vegetables, and fruits.
4. Your meals should include all types of food, so your body remains fully healthy and rich in energy. Here are the food types you should consume:
A. Whole grains: They are a rich resource of fibers and energy.
B. Meat: They are the main resource of protein.
C. Dairy: They contain calcium, phosphorus, potassium, and many vitamins.
D. Healthy fat food: like oils and nuts. They provide energy, absorb vitamins, and protect your heart and brain health.
E. Fruits: They are light on the stomach and rich in vitamins.
F. Vegetables: A great resource of minerals, vitamins, and fibers.
G. Food with rich carbohydrates: Like rice, pasta, etc. They are the body’s main source of energy.
5. In general, try avoiding fried and processed food and replace them with grilled or baked food.
6. Moderately consume sweets, as they are high in fat, sugar, and calories.
7. Again, avoid overeating during the month as this will hurt your stomach severely.
So, these are the tips you can follow to make your Suhoor and Iftar better and healthier! You can also apply them anytime, whether it is Ramadan or not. This way, your body will remain healthy al the time, and away from any health problems.