Tips for a healthy Ramadhan

  1. Don’t miss sahur – Having sahur is essential to power up your body for the day.
  2. Fast, not feast – Avoid overeating when you break fast during Iftar as it is counter-productive for your body and can lead to weight gain.
  3. Stay fit – Whether you choose to do your workout before or after breaking fast, try to do low – to moderate intensity exercises to maintain your overall health.
  4. Break fast with dates and water – Dates not only provide a burst of energy, they are easily digested, rich in fibre, vitamins, minerals and helps prevent constipation.
  5. Avoid caffeine and sugary drinks – Avoid caffeine-based beverages such as tea, coffee or soda as these stimulate faster water loss through urination.
  6. Avoid simple sugars – Avoid white rice, white bread and desserts as these digests rapidly causing your blood sugar to drop quickly and leave you feeling hungry.
  7. Have a balanced meal – Half your plate with fruits and veggies, ¼ protein, and ¼ carbs.
  8. Include complex carbohydrates and fibre rich foods – Choose wholegrain pita bread or tortillas, oats, chia seeds, beans and brown rice.
  9. Don’t miss out on sleep – Get adequate sleep to sustain you throughout the day.

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