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Healthy Ramadan: Stay Energetic While Fasting

Muslims from all over the world practice Ramadan and in this holy month we ask forgiveness from ALLAH. Since this Ramadan falls into summers that definitely means that fasting hours are longer. Therefore in this Ramadan, you have to consider certain healthy recipes for Ramadan in order to keep on going all day along.

How To Maintain Energy While Fasting In Ramadan:

Fasting is extremely beneficial for the body and when you fast your body sugar glucose level that is determined by your Suhour meal. This eventually means that your body glucose plays a vital role in maintaining the energy throughout the day during fast. The meal you consume in Suhoor can only provide energy to your body for few hours only and then your body entirely depends upon its stored glucose (glycogen) and fats in your body. After the whole day of fasting what you eat at Iftar provides your body and cells with certain nutrients and calories that gives you vitality and energy.


Suhour Meal For Vitality – What To Eat For More Energy And Endurance?


Easy Tips To Stay Energetic During This Summer Ramadan:

In order to keep yourself energetic and to gain long-lasting energy this year, you are required to pay attention to the quality of your food that you consume at your Suhoor. Suhour meals are considered as an important meal as it prevents tissue breakdown, prevents hunger and offers better endurance ability for all day long.

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For Suhour try to go for foods that are easily absorbable and digestible. Consume foods that are rich in fiber such as complex carbohydrates that includes rice, whole-wheat bread, pasta, whole grains such as Burghul, and potatoes. Consuming these foods will benefit you for a longer period of time unlike other foods that are high in sugar levels provides energy to your body only for short period of time. The foods that are rich in high sugar eventually leads your body to drop in the blood sugar levels that provides low energy. Other than this if you will consume whole-wheat bread and cereals are rich in Vitamin B that gives you energy from the food that you eat.

You can also eat protein-rich foods together with your complex carbohydrates, such as milk and dairy products (yogurt, Labneh, and cheese, preferably white cheese which has a lower fat content) or legumes (fava beans or chickpeas) that will make you feel full for a longer period.

Also try to opt for foods that are protein-rich along with complex carbohydrates that include milk and dairy products (yogurt, cheese (with low fat), labneh also go for legumes (chickpeas or fava beans) that will fill your appetite for a longer period.

Iftar To Replenish Your Energy Stores – What To Eat To Compensate For Liquids And Nutrients?

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1- Always break your fast with few dates, followed by a fresh juice, and a bowl of soup. In order to bring your glucose levels to normal dates, juices, and soups are extremely beneficial sources. It also helps your body to maintain fluid and electrolyte balance and certainly replenish whatever was lost during the day.

2- In order to have more vitality and energy incorporate complex carbohydrates that include fruits, vegetables, legumes, and meat.

Few Tips To Prevent The Feeling Of Thirst During Your Ramadan Days:

1- In order to prevent dehydration drink plenty of fluids and water from Iftar to Suhour.

2- Don’t consume or at least limit fried items and foods that are rich in sugar and fats.

3- Avoid canned foods, salty crackers and nuts, and pickles.

4- Never overeat at Suhour meal.

Important Points:

1- Consume foods that are rich in fiber such as complex carbohydrates that includes rice, whole-wheat bread, pasta, whole grains such as Burghul, and potatoes.

2- Also eat protein-rich foods together with your complex carbohydrates, such as milk and dairy products (yogurt, Labneh, and cheese, preferably white cheese which has a lower fat content) or legumes (fava beans or chickpeas) that will make you feel full for a longer period.

3- Always break your fast with few dates, followed by a fresh juice, and a bowl of soup.