18 May 2020
4 Health tips you should follow during Ramadan
- Some people mistakenly think that drinking too much water during Suhoor and in the last few minutes before fasting will make them avoid feeling of thirst during the day in Ramadan. In fact, our bodies get rid of excess water within few hours through urination. On the same context, vegetables and fruits rich in dietary fibers are the best food choices to protect us from thirst sensation; this is because fibers store water and release it later according to the body needs.
- Eating yoghurt in Suhoor has many health benefits; yoghurt is rich in probiotics (good bacteria), which helps in elimination of harmful bacteria responsible for mal-digestion and mal-absorption, also yoghurt is a good source for protein and lactic acid which protects against feeling thirst.
- It's noted that many people start their Iftar with iced drinks, claiming that iced drinks quenching their thirst. In fact, hot drinks are better than iced drinks in quenching thirst. Also, starting your Iftar with iced drinks may lead to nausea, vomiting or abdominal cramps, while starting your Iftar with a hot vegetable soup quenches your thirst safely and effectively as well as promotes food digestion.
- It's advised to eat foods rich in vitamin C, such as lemon, pepper and orange. This is because vitamin C promotes the peristaltic movement of the intestine and protects against GIT health problems, which are very common during Ramadan.