Keeping in view the hot and humid weather, the medical experts have advised adequate water in-take besides healthy and balanced diet to keep oneself fit during Ramazan.
A fasting person needs good, nutrient-rich food that provides energy necessary for the body. But, our daily life priorities are unfortunately the fried items.
These items are considered so essential in our diet plan that every family member whether fasting or not, desires to have spicy, fried and junk food on the dining table.
“Men are required to drink about 2.5 liters of water whilst women about liters a day during Ramazan,” said Dr Saniya Ali, a medical practitioner.
She advised that one should break his fast slowly and begin with water, small hot appetizers like soups, light salads and yoghurt or a small cup of fresh juice and even 2-3 dates.
The doctor recommended power foods like whole grains, barley, wheat, oats, whole grain rice and legumes such as lentils or beans and fresh produce like fruits, vegetables and potatoes are low in sugar, and high complex carbohydrates, remaining in your system for longer, lessening the hunger throughout the day.
Saniya said spicy, salty, and processed foods such as canned food and packaged products should be avoided.
“The faster the body breaks the meal down, the sooner you’ll get hungry. That means instead of a sugary breakfast cereal, try oatmeal and fruit”, she mentioned.
The addition of chai seeds provide an added boost of healthy omega fatty acids, iron, vitamin C, potassium, calcium, fiber, protein and antioxidants were also helpful during fasting.
She said moderate exercise could also be helpful in keeping a person fit during the holy month but make sure to hydrate with plenty of fluids.