Ramadan a holy month for Muslims, with fasting, praying, living life consciously to please their Lord. The holy month is dedicated towards worship, Quran recitation, fasting during the day for the whole month, a month in which the Holy Quran was revealed to Prophet Mohammed.
Some healthy tips for Muslims fasting in the month:
Moderate eating– Energy rich dates should be consumed to break the fast.As the tradition goes dates are consumed to break the fast followed by water. Fasting during the day would require the body to be filled with fiber rich foods that will digest slowly releasing energy throughout the day. Vegetables, whole grains, along with fiber and iron rich fruits such as apricots prunes, figs should be consumed.
Stay hydrated – As the fasting is during the day, water should be consumed between Iftar and Suhoor. Summer makes it hard, dehydrating the body of its fluids. To combat heat during the day, good amount of water about 2 liters or 8 glasses should be consumed compulsorily during the time period between Iftar and Suhoor. Soups, milk, fruits juices along with plenty of fruits should be consumed. Avoid having caffeinated drinks such as tea, coffee which can lead to loss fluid loss.
Exercise to stay fit– Fasting should not be an excuse to avoid exercising. In fact, exercising could help you shed those kilos helping you to trim down easily while de-stressing you. Avoid heavy workouts which dehydrates the body. Opt for walks or yoga’s instead to stay healthy.
Sleep adequately– Get adequate rest during Ramadan. Waking up for Suhoor would not let you complete your 6-8 hours good night sleep in one go. Make it up with taking little rest during the day, as reported in NDTV.