For a period of one month, Ramadan happens once every year. It is a month, when Muslims observe the practice of fasting by abstaining from Food, Drink, and some other things between sunrise and sunset. During this period, it can be a bit difficult to still get the right nutrients that the body needs to keep you strong.
That is why in this article today, I will be telling you how and what I’ve been eating to remain strong and healthy since Ramadan started. Click on “continue” to see what I have for you.SAHUR
When choosing what to eat for Sahur, I go for foods that will keep me energetic during the day and help me to handle the feeling to eat or drink.
1. Fruits and Water
Eat fruits like Watermelon, Pineapple, and Orange because they have high water content in them. These will help keep you hydrated during the day. On the hand, Banana has vitamins that will keep you energized and the potassium in it will reduce the level of salt in your body, making you to not feel too thirsty. You can even make smoothie by combining Banana and watermelon, just as you see in this picture.
2. Protein Rich Foods
Foods that are rich in Proteins like Beans, Hummus, Boiled Eggs, nuts and seeds, Greek yogurts are very good for the body, because they keep you fuller for a longer time. They delay the feeling of hunger in you and give you energy which is great for you.
3. Starchy Foods
4. High Fiber breakfast cereals
Cereals like Nestlé Golden Morn are filled with Vitamins and Minerals that will provide extra nutrients to your body. And since you eat them with Milk, you also get to benefit nutrients like Calcium and Vitamin B
Iftar starts with hydration. I eat fruits and drink plenty of fluids, from water to my homemade fresh juice
2. Dates (Dabino)
Eating dates are very good for the body during Iftar, because dates give the body sugar to solve the problem of low blood sugar after fasting all day. Dates have vitamins and minerals, and the sugar in them give the body an instant source of energy. It is also Sunnah to eat dates, as the word “date” is mentioned in the Holy Quran more than 20 times.
3. The main course
For the main course, you can eat Chicken or Fish.
You can eat healthy carbohydrates like Rice. You can also eat cooked vegetables or raw vegetables like Salads.
Whatever it is, just focus on foods that are easy to digest.
*Remember the reason for water, dates and plenty of fruits first, is to allow the digestive system prepare itself for the main course. If the first thing you eat is too heavy, it will lead to constipation, because your internal digestive system will not be able to move any heavy food until it starts functioning.
*During Sahur, avoid very salty as they will make you to be thirsty. There are people who do not eat anything for Sahur because they believe it will only make them too hungry during the day. If you’re one of them, please stop it and try and eat something. It’s not about what you believe or what you think. It is about your body and not putting it through stress.
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Thank you so much for reading. If you’ve been wondering how to eat properly, you can use any of all I mentioned up there, as a guide to what is right for you to eat. If there are other very nutritional foods to eat during Ramadan that you know and I didn’t mention, please write it down in the comments section below. Myself and others will be happy to hear from you. Thank you !