During the Month of Ramadan, healthy young and even older Muslims tend to fast daily from dawn to dusk. Traditionally, a person breaks the fast at sunset with a meal called Iftar and eats again before dawn in Sehar or Sehari. There is evidence that fasting can have a positive effect on your health. But only if being followed with a healthy routine.
By following simple guidelines, it can help you lose weight and lower your blood pressure and cholesterol. Alternatively, excessive eating in Iftar and Sehar can lead to weight gain. This holy month is a blessing from Allah, as a time of self-control, self-discipline, self-sacrifice and a passion for helping those in need. It is recommended that you try to maintain these habits even after fasting month.
Drink Water as Much as you Can.!!!
Drink plenty of water between Iftar and Sehar. High temperatures can also make you sweat since Ramadhan this year is in pre summer times, so it is important to drink fluids to replace any lost fluids during the day at least ten glasses. You can also increase water intake by eating fruits like water melon, pineapples and strawberries. Try adding watermelon to your Sehar meal or eat it as a delicious dinner in Iftar. Tradiationally Pakistani people include salad in their meals like lots of cucumber and tomato. Avoid beverages such as coffee, tea, and cola, as caffeine can cause some people to burp and eventually urinate, increase their chance of getting gastric issues in stomach frequently, which can lead to dehydration. And remember that fizzy drinks and sugar will add calories to your diet.
Always choose the healthy Menu for Sehar
Sehar should be a healthy meal and give you enough energy to stay up to Iftar. Choose the right foods to support your fasting. Eating carbohydrates, such as fruits and vegetables, beans, nuts and will provide you with a long-lasting energy source. Include low fat dairy products, such as Namkeen Lassi in your diet and try to include healthy unsweetened fats such as avocado, unsalted nuts, olives and olive oil.
Regain energy with CONTROLLED diet in Iftar
Eating dates to break your fast is a traditional and healthy way among Muslims to start break the fast in Iftar. Dates are an excellent source of fiber. Add plenty of vegetables in your iftar to provide essential vitamins and minerals to your body. Choose whole grains, which give the body energy and fiber. Enjoy grilled or baked meat, chicken and fish in your routine to get a good portion of healthy protein. Generally, avoid fried and processed foods that are high in fat or sugar
- Fresh Sweet or Slated Lassi.
- Dry Fruits with some Milk or Lassi.
- Less Oily food.
- Salad and Dates
- Fish and Less oily meat, most preferably vegetables.
- Wheat and Rice.