Ramadan is a month that requires fasting for a full month. Therefore in Ramadan, it is important for you to maintain health while fasting. The first tip is to have healthy eating habits. Below are some tips that can help you stay fit and healthy in this holy month.
Never miss First Food
Just like breakfast, sahur is the first meal of the day in Ramadan. Sahur is done early in the morning and will help your body stay hydrated until the time of breaking the fast. This will help you avoid overeating when breaking the fast. Don’t forget that your food should consist of foods rich in fiber, carbohydrates and protein.
Eat fruits and vegetables
In Ramadan, fresh fruits and vegetables are a tasty snack. They are a good alternative to the junk food we consume regularly. Ideally, you should choose fruits and vegetables that are full of water, for example pumpkin, melon, and cucumber.
Don’t Eat Processed Foods
It’s a good idea to stay away from processed foods, such as white flour and sugar. They contain small amounts of nutrients and lots of fat.
Eating in a hurry is not good, even though you feel very hungry and want to eat as much as possible until you are full. Eating in a hurry will not be good for your health. So, it’s better if you eat slowly
It’s better when you break your fast, you eat some dates and then drink water. Dates are full of energy and help your digestive system too.
Then, your food should not contain a lot of oil and fat. Ideally, you should have several vegetables to meet your needs for protein and carbohydrates.
Water is good for health. Make sure you have at least 8 glasses of water every day in Ramadan. While milk, soup, and juice can help you stay hydrated, know that nothing can replace water. So, it’s better to drink small amounts.
Avoid Caffeine Drinks
Caffeine is the worst thing you can have in Ramadan. So, it’s better to avoid drinks like cola, coffee, and thick tea. Water is better and healthier.
It is not recommended to eat fried foods that are too excessive. In other words, it’s better to avoid foods that contain lots of oil. Even if you still want to have it, make sure you use as little oil as possible.
Instead you can replace it with monounsaturated fats such as corn oil, canola, and sunflowers. Don’t use olive oil too.
That’s some tips that you can remember to stay fit and healthy in the month of Ramadan. Always prioritize your health.