|Follow These Nutrition Dos and Don'ts for a Healthy Ramadan in 2022|
To stay healthy while fasting during Ramadan, keep these vital things in mind.
Ramadan 2022: The holy month of Ramadan has arrived, and Muslims all across the world are fasting at this time. Muslims fast from dawn to sunset throughout Ramadan in order to grow spiritually and draw closer to God. Fasting throughout Ramadan has also been shown to improve health and rid the body of hazardous pollutants. However, eating large meals during Iftar or not drinking enough water between Iftar and Suhoor might cause or aggravate health problems. (Ramadan 2022: The Benefits of Intermittent Fasting During Ramadan)
"Suhoor's aim is to provide us with strength, vigour, and long-term viability. This dish should be nutritious and filling. During the fasting day, suhoor is the body's principal source of energy "Dr. Varsha Gorey, a Senior Clinical Nutritionist at Apollo Hospitals in Navi Mumbai, agrees.
According to the dietician, the goal of Iftar is to re-balance and recharge our bodies, and we should make an attempt to eat foods from all of the major food groups. "We must incorporate a broad diet that encompasses all of the major food groups- vegetables, whole grains, nuts, fruits, and dairy products (if tolerated) to optimise and benefit from fasting," adds Dr. Gorey.
According to Dr. Gorey, there are several dietary dos and don'ts to observe while fasting for Ramadan.
- Make sure you get enough water (between Iftar and Suhoor)
- In Sihori, eat a well-balanced lunch.
- During Iftar, drink warm beverages.
- Consume full grain grains such as daliya and oats.
- Don't forget honey and 7 lalonji seeds.
- Include healthy snacks such as almonds, walnuts, olives, and avocados, as well as protein sources such as milk, yoghurt, eggs, lentils, and nuts, as well as vitamins and minerals sources such as dates, jaggery, fruits, vegetables, nuts, and seeds.
- Stay away from cold drinks that are synthetic or fake.
- During Ramadan, avoid dieting and consume a lot of fat.
- After Iftar, avoid drinking or consuming very cold or very hot liquids or fluids.
- When it comes to Iftar, stay away from fatty and fried items.
- Limit your intake of high-fat and high-calorie foods.
- Avoid foods that have been refined, processed, or packed.