Tips for a healthy Ramadhan
- Don’t miss sahur – Having sahur is essential to power up your body for the day.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Avoid caffeine and sugary drinks – Avoid caffeine-based beverages such as tea, coffee or soda as these stimulate faster water loss through urination.
- 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.
- Have a balanced meal – Half your plate with fruits and veggies, ¼ protein, and ¼ carbs.
- Include complex carbohydrates and fibre rich foods – Choose wholegrain pita bread or tortillas, oats, chia seeds, beans and brown rice.
- Don’t miss out on sleep – Get adequate sleep to sustain you throughout the day.