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Guidelines To Follow In The Month Of Ramadan For Good Health

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The month of Ramadan is the month of Allah. It is the most honorable of all months. In this month, the doors of heaven, gardens of Paradise, and mercy are opened while the doors of Hellfire are closed. In this month Muslims all around the world fast from dawn to dusk. Fasting is not just the abstinence from food and drinks rather, you should keep yourselves away from what is forbidden. The best deed in this holy month is the recitation of the Holy Quran. We need to prepare ourselves spiritually, mentally, and physically. Our main priority should be to please the Almighty, at the same time taking care of our health. There are many health benefits of fasting which include weight loss, lowering of blood sugar, lowering of cholesterol, and many more. Check out the below guidelines to follow during Ramadan.

  • Hydration – It is very important to keep ourselves hydrated as lack of water in our body may cause tiredness, low energy and headaches. After opening your fast drink at least 2 glasses of water and try to add fruits with more water content. Drink 1 glass of water after every hour so that you can finish 8 to 10 glasses before you start the next day fast.
  • Healthy Diet – It is imperative that we include healthy foods in our diet like fresh fruits, vegetables, dairy, nuts and grains. In Ramadan, we have a feast during iftar with so many dishes on our table but try not to add fried or oily items and keep your portion size controlled. If you break your fast with a feast then you might feel bloated and tired. Include protein-rich foods in your diet to help minimize muscle loss and to keep your appetite in check.
  • Fizzy Drinks – This should be a strict No-No especially at iftar time as it will dehydrate your body. It is just empty calories loaded with sugar.
  • Exercise – I know when we fast we do not feel like doing any sort of exercise but try to do some low-intensity exercises like walking for at least 30 minutes daily. The best time to exercise would be before you break your fast or an hour after iftar. Listen to your body, if you are not able to exercise during the fast then you can do it later.
  • Supplements – During Ramadan we fast for 30 days continuously, we may miss out on some essential nutrients. It is always better to get your nutrients from whole foods but you can take a multivitamin daily to prevent nutritional deficiencies.
  • Medication – If you are on any medication check with your doctor how you can adjust it with your fast.

Every individual is different, so what works for one might not work for another. It would be best to consult your doctor before fasting if you have any underlying health issues.  Be sure to stay well hydrated, eat nutrient-dense foods, and get enough rest.

RAMADAN KAREEM TO ALL THE MUSLIMS


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