Healthy Ramadan Suhoor Ideas

  • Publish date: Tuesday، 14 March 2023 Last update: Thursday، 23 March 2023
Healthy Ramadan Suhoor Ideas

Ramadan is the holy month when Muslims from all around the world fast from sunrise to sunset. As fasting is one of Islam's five pillars, Muslims fast for all 30 days of the month based on the sighting of the moon. This year, Ramadan is expected to begin on 23rd March 2023. 

What is Suhoor?

Suhoor is the meal Muslims have before sunrise. It is also referred to as Sahūr, Suhūr, SuhourSahariSahrī, or Sehri. It is the pre-dawn meal and is an important part of Ramadan for Muslims as it is the final meal eaten before the sun rises and the fasting day starts. This meal is also important because Muslims must eat enough to maintain their energy levels throughout the day, especially if they are active with work or studying during Ramadan. 

What are some Healthy Suhoor ideas?

Suhoor usually takes place during the early morning hours, which leads many people to skip this meal in favor of getting more sleep. However, Islam also recommends in the Holy Quran that everyone consumes their suhoor since it gives them energy for the rest of the day. Mentioned below are a few healthy Suhoor tips to follow this Ramadan:

  • Include proteins for Suhoor meals. Suhoor with proteins will keep Muslims fuller for longer while they're fasting.  In addition to helping one retain and grow muscle, protein is a crucial nutritional component throughout Ramadan. 
  • Fruits and vegetables Rich in a range of vitamins and minerals, fruits and vegetables are also quite high in fiber. High water content in some fruits and vegetables may also help one stay hydrated while fasting.
  • Healthy fats and Wholegrain carbohydrates. You will feel more content and less inclined to indulge in other meals if you consume healthy fats. Avocados, nuts, chia seeds, and nut butter are examples of healthy fats. Including whole-grain carbs in the diet will help control blood sugar levels and provide one with a longer-lasting source of energy. Foods like whole-grain bread and barley are examples of these carbohydrates.

  • Caffeine use should be avoided or reduced during Suhoor as much as possible since it causes the body's fluids to become dehydrated.

  • The main suhoor meal should include dates.
  • Processed foods should be avoided because they can make one feel exhausted. Consuming inflammatory foods in excess may also cause indigestion, poor nutrition absorption, and potentially unhealthy weight gain.
  • One should always have two glasses of water with the Suhoor meals to stay hydrated during the day.
  • You should try and consume around 400-500 calories during Suhoor.

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