We know how exciting it is to prepare for Ramadan. But we also know that the long fasting hours could result in thirst, hunger and fatigue. So, we have prepared a few tips to keep in mind to stay hydrated and maintain your health & nutrition throughout the Holy Month.
Consume lots of food rich in potassium like banana, milk and dates that are good in controlling thirst.
Boiled eggs revive and replenish body cells as they are rich in protein, calcium and potassium.
Drinking a glass of milk or yogurt during Iftar and Suhoor helps with digestion, cools down your body and rehydrates the digestive system.
Avoid lots of pickle, pickled veggies, hot spices and salty foods during Suhoor as their high sodium content increases the sense of thirst.
Overeating sweets during Suhoor increases thirst as the large amounts of sugar causes blood sugar to rise and fall rapidly, making you feel hungry.
It is recommended to limit the intake of caffeine-rich beverages like coffee and tea during Suhoor, as it results in the loss of fluids from the body. Replace them with drinks such as zhourat, anise and cinnamon.
Nutritionists recommend consuming a bean dish for Suhoor for its ability to extend the feeling of fullness during fasting hours, thanks to its rich fiber, protein and iron.