Ramadan is here again, it the time when Muslims all around the world set aside to fast, pray and maintain a holy life.
During these periods, observers abstain from food within specific hours of the day (between sunrise and sunset) between 5 am in the morning till around 7 pm.
It would be good practice while fasting, to keep both the mind and the body in top condition.
During fasting, the body usually undergoes several metabolic and biological changes which require some precautions taken before breaking a fast.
Here are some of the precautions. First of all avoid taking heavy foods or large quantities of food so as not to overwork the digestive system, also avoid cold water or drinks during this period.
Here are some suggested foods/fruits to take during the Ramadan fasting;
This is the most popular fruit used by Nigerian Muslims to break their daily fast. Dates grow in some parts of Northern parts of the country and in some Arabian countries.
Dates were recommended as the first thing by Prophet Muhammad in one of his sayings as the ideal fruit to breakfast.
Water is essential during fasting to prevent dehydration, it also helps flush the system, keep the body stabilized and effective during this period.
Taking lots of water helps keep the body regulate its temperature.
Apples are one of the healthiest fruits and are rich in vitamins and minerals. Apples help regulate and stimulate blood sugar in the body.
Beans are high in protein, fat-free and contain more fibre than most other foods.
The amount of protein in beans helps to build up lost tissue, something that could arise during fasting.
Oranges are one of the most popular known fruits used by Nigerians to break their fast. It is rich in vitamins and contains lots of minerals for good health.
They are known for their concentration of vitamin C which helps in bodybuilding and fighting against infections which the body might be prone to during fasting.
When breaking your fast, the first fruit that should come to your mind is watermelon, it is not acidic while being very rich in water content.
It is also an energy-giving fruit. Watermelons have high water content which helps rehydrate the body quickly.
Yoghurt is rich in potassium, calcium, protein and B vitamins, including B-12.
Yoghurt has strong medicinal properties which includes the ability to stimulate the immune system and kill bad bacteria which is a good thing when taken during fasting.
Vegetables are one of the best sources of vitamins and minerals.
They are medicinal in nature they help in repair and building body tissues which might have been lost during fasting.
Bananas are rich in vitamins, soft and easily digested by the system. It also lowers blood pressure, and in turn, helps improving the health of your heart.
Milk is rich in Calcium which helps in building strong, healthy bones and teeth. It also helps in building and repairing of body tissue, which is highly required during fasting.
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What Are Some Of Your Favourite Foods To Eat During Ramadan?
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Kul ‘am wa enta bi-khair! (May every year find you in good health!)