GoDubai
  
  
  
  
Citylife > Press Release
  Home Contact us Add to Favourites
Most Recent Postings
More Press Releses
Featured Sections

Event Finder
A daily roundup of exhibitions, promotions and other events in Dubai and the rest of the Emirates.
Submit an Event
Latest Dubai Press Releases >> Healthcare and Medicine

 
  Share

 

Eating Habits to Follow During Ramadan

Ramadan is just a few days away and while the holy month is filled with goodness, Ramadan falls at the peak of summer this year. It is important we maintain our energy levels and avoid the unhealthy food temptations that come with the month. 

“In Ramadan our diets are radically altered, as we eat only during Suhoor (pre-dawn) and Iftar (at sunset). As such both these meals form an essential part of fasting. While it's a good idea to consume low Glycaemic Index (GI) items, both Suhoor and Iftar should be well-balanced and contain items from each food group, such as vegetables, cereals, meat, dairy products and fruits,” said Ms. Rahma Ali , Clinical Dietician at Burjeel Hospital Abu Dhabi.
“Suhoor needs to be wholesome to provide enough energy to last during the long hours of fasting. It is important that the food you consume keeps you hydrated, so pay careful attention to the selection of food-items during Suhoor,” added Ms. Ali. 

Foods to Eat During Suhoor

Protein Rich Food: Eggs are high in proteins and most nutritious. They not only help you to stay fuller, but can be made in several ways to suit your taste buds.

Fibre Rich Food: Oat meal is rich in fibre and a perfect meal your body needs during Suhoor. Soluble fibre turns to gel in the stomach and slows digestion, which helps lower cholesterol and blood glucose, perfect to keep you energised throughout your fast.

Calcium and Vitamin Rich Food: Dairy products are a great source of nutrition. Opt for a yoghurt smoothie or choose a vanilla and honey milk shake to stay full and hydrated throughout the day.

Foods Not to Eat During Suhoor

Simple or refined carbohydrates: these are food that last only 3 to 4 hours and they are low in essential nutrients Such as: sugars, white flour, pastries, donuts, croissants 

Salty food: imbalance of sodium levels in your body makes you very thirsty while fasting so try to avoid salted nuts, pickles, chips and food that contain soya sauce

Caffeinated Drinks: Coffee has caffeine which leads to insomnia and restlessness. In addition, it doesn't hydrate and keeps you longing for water the whole day. 

“While Suhoor is important, eating habits during Iftar cannot be ignored. Hence, it is important during Ramadan to break the fast with a balanced diet ensuring that the essential nutritional needs of your body are met. These include sodium and potassium which are lost due to sweating, especially during summer,” said Ms. Ali 

Foods to Eat During Iftar

Potassium Rich Fruits: Dates are nutrient powerhouses and excellent food-item to break your fast. It not only helps you hydrate quickly, but gives you instant energy to make you feel rejuvenated after the long-hours of fasting.

Sufficient fluids: Drink as much water or fruit juices as possible between Iftar and bedtime to avoid dehydration 

Raw Nuts:  Almonds contain good fats which are essential, particularly when your body has been craving for fats after the long-hours of fasting. It is a perfect Iftar item which helps you feel full and in control, without the need to binge.

Hydrating Vegetables: Cucumbers, lettuce, and other vegetables are high in fibre and laden with the goodness of hydrating properties. It not only helps your body feel cool, but is also a great choice to keep you skin healthy and avoid constipation during Ramadan.

Foods Not to Eat During Iftar

Carbonated Drinks: Avoid drinking processed beverages and carbonated drinks. Stick to regular water and or coconut water to soothe your thirst.

High-sugar Foods: High-sugar food items as sweets, chocolates should be avoided. They are instant source of weight gain and can lead to complexities if consumed every day.

Fried-foods: Greasy and fried food like fried dumplings and samosas should be avoided. Also avoid oily curries and greasy pastries to reap healthy benefits for your body during Ramadan.

“Fasting during Ramadan can improve one's health, but only if done in proper manner, if not, it can cause more harm than good. It is important to have self-control when you see a good spread of appetizing meal. The key is to remember that Ramadan is a month to reap rewards and benefits, and increase your spiritual connection,” concluded Ms. Ali 

 



Posted by : GoDubai Editorial Team
Viewed 10163 times
Posted on : Sunday, May 21, 2017  
Replication or redistribution in whole or in part is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of GoDubai.com.
Previous Story : Ministry of Health & Prevention organizes workshop on counseling & mental health
Next Story : Ministry of Health and Prevention launches free breast cancer screening campaign for women of all na...
Email this article Print this article

Share this article with your friends and followers
NewsVine

Comments

Back to Top  
Most Viewed Press Release posted in the last 7 days
D1 Milano Launches Exlcusive Limited Edition Collection –The Khaleeji
Beware of Cheap Beauty Deals: They May End Up Being More Costly
8 Jours Grande Taille - a new avatar on iconic timepiece
Get Ready for The Festive Season with The Body Shop's Enchanted by Nature Gift C...
Tissot Lady Heart Flower Powermatic 80
Sukin's Top Holiday Picks for a Supple-Skin Winter Season
Switch your hair colour safely for the new season with Rahua's Color Full range
Everyday care for your baby's hair with Fifi & Friends!
Omega Raises Its Warranty On All Watches to 5 Years
Bringing you warmth and shine this festive season
Season's Greetings 2018
Twelve Holiday Gifts for the Beauty-Obsessed Woman
The Smile Bar Opens Its First Store in the UAE
Purely Pandora Classics With a Twist
Chloé Eyewear's Feminine Appeal Seen Through the Lens of the New “Rosie” Style
New 1948 Seamaster Watches Join the Ranks
Festive Gifting Guide
Add a festive sparkle to your eyes with Palladio Beauty
The Geo-Graham Orrery Tourbillon presents a galaxy you can reach out and wear Ge...
Tryano Launches Elemis
Amp up your skincare routine with The Organic Pharmacy's new corrective serums
#MKGO Bold: Michael Kors Unveils Bold New Arrivals
Triumphant First Daman Dxb Swimfest at Jumeirah Beach Hotel
Hour Choice presents Coach Park Collection
Parmigiani Fleurier, new Friends of the Brand – ice-hockey superstar, Evgeniy Ma...
Certina DS PH200M collection
Indulge Your Love for Animal Print with M&S
Parah dedicates its Fall/Winter 2018/19 collection to femininity
Joyalukkas brings joy to hundreds around the world with gold bar giveaway this f...
Starbucks announces the return of festive favourites
Coca-Cola Puts Extra Fizz Into Its Factory Thanks to Digitisation
National Geographic Launches Mars 2 into Orbit with Season 2 Premiering Nov 15 ...
Give an abandoned or neglected cat their forever home at Kittysnip's adoption da...
Land Rover Supports Red Cross Disaster Projects Worldwide
The new BMW 8 Series Convertible.
Introducing the GUESS Holiday 2018 Collection
Sawalef Perfumes is now available at Mirdif City Centre
Sprint for a Great Cause at Al Maha
‘Celebrate 2019 Now' with special deals from Al-Futtaim Toyota
Etihad Airways Launches Model Diary of Xiaowen at China International Import Expo
LACOSTE presents its new Legacy collection
Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi Organises ‘Herfaty' Programme in A...
Jameel Arts Centre, Dubai opens with an ambitious set of exhibitions and program...
Tissot T-Race Marc Marquez
Unilever MENA calls for collective action as it's revealed that 54% of consumers...
The Sharjah Stamp Exhibition celebrates the Year of Zayed
Superhero Color Runners Prove We Are All Unstoppable!
IKEA Promises 25 Years of Quality Guarantee
Top five new things to do at Golden Mile Galleria this season
Bharat Thakur Artistic Yoga's Flagship Studio opens in Burjuman.