The sacred month of Ramadan is that time of the year when billions of Muslims all over the world unite to commemorate the first revelation of the Quran. People fast during the daytime for 29-30 days and have two meals, one before dawn (suhoor) and another after sunset (Iftar).
To make your Ramadan enjoyable and healthy at the same time, check out a few foods tips for a great festive season.
- Breakfast cereals
High fibre breakfast cereals are enriched with vitamins and minerals and can provide enough energy to last you for many hours. Also, as they are eaten with milk you get the added advantages of iodine, calcium and b vitamins.
Dates are easily available in the Islamic countries and are their traditional breakfast foods. Dates provide essential minerals like copper, potassium and manganese along with the much needed natural sugars for energy.
- Fruit and vegetables
To keep up your strength you must include at least one serving of fruit and vegetables in each of your two meals. However, take care to inculcate different kinds of fruits on your platter.
- A Balanced Diet
Aim to incorporate a balanced diet which includes all the food groups. Try to have dairy products, meat and fish alternatives, pulses, vegetables, etc. Yet, try not to overeat as it may create problems such as acidity, constipation, nausea, etc.
- Foods to Avoid
Foodstuffs that are deep-fried, have high-sugar and high-fat content or processed should be strictly avoided as they can make your day more difficult. Also, try to avoid high salt content foods as they give you a feeling of being thirsty.
By following these simple instructions you can have a great festival with your family and friends without compromising your health.