Ramadan is the Arabic name for the ninth month in the Islamic calendar. It is the holiest Islamic month. There are five Pillars of Islam that are compulsory to follow for every Muslim and Ramadan is one of them.
According to the perceptive of Muslims the first verses of the Islamic holy book, the Qu’ran, were revealed to the Prophet Muhammad in the month of Ramadan. Fasting is considered to be an act of worship, which enables Muslims to feel closer to God and strengthen their spiritual health and self-discipline
In the month of Ramadan, it’s mandatory to practice daily fasting from dawn to sunset. A Muslim breaks the fast by eating something in the time of sunset which is called Iftar then eats again pre-dawn at Suhoor. Here we have some suggestions that fasting can have positive effects on your health.
Fasting is an important part of Islam and it is mandatory for all Muslims but if someone has any health conditions including pregnancy, breastfeeding, or diabetes, or another illness it’s best to get advice from your doctor to determine if you still need to fast or you’re able to fast without harm. And if you are taking any medications, be sure to ask your health care provider if you can safely skip them or whether they can be taken without food and fluids.
Here we have some simple guidelines, which may help you to control your weight and to maintain the level of sugar, blood pressure, and cholesterol, almost all Muslims have the same way of taking Suhoor, these tips will be useful for all. Most of the time eating imbalance in Iftar and Suhoor can cause weight gain. The Holy month is consists of practicing discipline, self-control, empathy, and sacrifice for poor people.
Have healthy food in Suhoor
Have a healthy and balanced Iftar
It’s a traditional way to breakfast with dates, it’s also sunah and all Muslims follow the same tradition, eating dates to break your fast is a healthy way to begin Iftar. Dates have a great source of fiber. Eating fruits and vegetables is essential to provide vitamins and nutrients to your body. Always prefer to eat whole grains, which provide the body with energy and fiber. Eating meat, chicken, and fish is a source to get high and healthy protein. Generally, it’s better to avoid deep-fried, processed food and highly consists of sugar and fat.
Drinking plenty of water is always best but in fasting, it is very important to make sure to drink plenty of water and fluids between iftar and suhoor to avoid dehydration and fatigue. It’s preferable to break your fast with a date because it encourages the digestive system to be prepared for food digestion
Drink plenty of water between Iftar and Suhoor is a great way to be hydrated, you can add water-based fruits to your diet during suhoor and iftar. Try adding watermelon to your Suhoor meal or eat it as a sweet treat after Iftar.
This is important to sleep well as lack of sleep will cause fatigue and tiredness and you can reduce your energy level by lack of sleep.
You should change your schedule of exercise in Ramadan, as exercise is not good in the morning time it can dehydrate your body, you can shift your exercise plan in the evening but you can consider easy walks (to classes or doing errands) or a few stretches can go a long way in keeping your energy up during the day.
Ramadan is a blessed month, every Muslim should practice learning patience, empathy, sacrifice, and also fasting is very beneficial in the perceptive of health. Enjoy the holy month with family and friends.
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