ARTICLES TO KEEP YOU HEALTHY THROUGHOUT RAMADAN
Tip 35: For plenty of vitamins and minerals vital to good health, make sure to eat plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables during Ramadan, and to include a variety of vegetable in your soups.
Tip 34: If you are a coffee drinker, try and reduce your coffee consumption two weeks prior to the Holy month of Ramadan, in order to avoid headaches and sleepiness.
Tip 33: To control your calorie intake during Ramadan, try to limit your portions, especially sweets. Instead, choose one type of sweets that you like every day and have a 3-finger size portion.
Tip 32: Having three meals is still important during this holy month: Iftar, a light evening snack, and Suhoor. This would help you avoid continuous snacking throughout the non-fasting hours.
Tip 31: If you are a regular athlete used to moderate or vigorous exercise, you can still maintain this by incorporating your exercise session just before Iftar. Make sure to hydrate immediately after your session and eat slowly to replenish your fluid and nutrients.
Tip 30: A change in routine, like fasting during Ramadan, could lead to constipation. To avoid this, enrich your diet with fibre by eating vegetables, fruits, whole grains and legumes. Drink plenty of water and try to be active whenever possible.
Tip 29: For better health, be moderate in adding salt to your cooked dishes, especially during Ramadan. Instead, use vegetables, herbs and spices to add flavor and color to your meals.
Tip 28: Meats, legumes, eggs and dairy products are rich in proteins. Ensure you have at least one of these sources in every Ramadan meal since proteins are very important for your body cells. They also increase your satiety level, thus reducing the temptation for eating sweets.