Ramadan fasting, as we all know, mixes a daily fast with a feast meal for one month each year. It is a time-restricted feeding method.
During Ramadan, Muslims fast from dawn to sunset, and this shift in mealtime patterns has a significant impact on the nutritional composition of the diet.
Below is a list of five things to avoid at iftar for a healthy Ramadan:
Regular consumption of fried and fatty meals, such as fried potatoes and samosa, may exacerbate the effects of fatigue and exhaustion caused by fasting during Ramadan since they include a substantial part of the daily essential fat and sodium intake.
Avoid consuming processed drinks and carbonated beverages (such as Milo, Bournvita, Fanta, Coke, and others), which are high in sugar and increase your chance of being overweight or obese. By generating gas and bloating, they can also cause indigestion. Stick to simple water or fresh fruit juices to quench your thirst.
Too Much Salt
Pickles, for example, have a high salt content. Sodium can dehydrate the body and impair its ability to absorb water.
Too Much Sugar
foods with a lot of sugar in them. These foods usually contain a lot of calories but have little nutritious value. While these foods provide immediate energy to the body, it usually wears off shortly.
Caffeine-containing foods, including chocolate. Caffeine’s diuretic qualities cause the body to lose fluids, salts, and other essential minerals throughout the day.