How to Avoid Thirst & Hunger in Ramadan- Common Eating & Others Mistakes in Ramadan
1. Drinking soft Drinks & others beverage on a daily basis
Why: It contains high amounts of sugar, additives and colarants
Solution: If you have to, drink it twice a week maximum
2. Drinking large amounts of water at iftaar time
Why: Filling the stomach with water is more strenuous to it than with food.
Solution: have a few sips at iftaar then a glass after every two hours.
3. Exercising directly after iftaar.
Why: the body’s blood flow is concentrated around the stomach at that time.
Solution: Exercise after two hours of eating to ease digestion.
4. Chewing and swallowing food fast.
Why: chewing food slowly can speed up digestion and help maintain your weight
5. Having dessert directly after iftaar
Why: they make you drowsy and sleepy
Solution: leave at least a two hour gap between iftaar and dessert.
6. Consuming foods with high amounts of sodium
Why: Sodium triggers thirst through out the fasting hours of the day
Solution: instead, eat foods that are high in potassium, they retain water and supress your thirst.
# Bananas are high in potassium. A banana at Suhoor time can control your thirst level through out the day.
# Best sources of potassium for Suhoor time:
– bananas – milk – dates – avocados – dried peaches – pistachios – pumpkin – peas – dark chocolate
# Worst choices for Suhoor:
– biryani – kebab – pizza – fast food in general – cheese – haleem
# Best choices for Suhoor:
– potato – rice – dates – whole grain bread – banana
# Drinking lots of water at suhoor is important, but not as much as drinking it through out your non-fasting hours.
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