Tips for Healthy Ramadan Fasting

  • Publish date: Thursday، 07 April 2022 Last update: Wednesday، 15 June 2022

Muslims fast in Ramadan from the pre-sunrise to sunset, and this carries a high risk of dehydration as food and drink are limited during the fasting period. Fasting could be tough if fasting people do not follow some fasting tips that will make their fasting easier and healthier. Check out this article that will shed light on Ramadan fasting tips for a healthier fasting month. 

Tips for Healthier Ramadan Fasting  

Check out this list that will provide you with fasting tips during Ramadan for healthier fasting: 

Do Not Skip Suhoor 

Suhoor is the meal Muslims eat before Fajer “morning prayers”, once Fajer Prayer starts, Muslims fast until sunset “Maghrib Prayer”. Therefore, it is important not to skip the Suhoor meal, because it will give you all the nutrients and energy until Iftar Time, and not feel dehydrated and tired during the day.   

Balance your Food 

Ramadan is an opportunity to lose weight, therefore Iftar meal should be a well-balanced, nutritious meal and not a feast! 

Eat Smart

To stay healthy and lose weight in Ramadan, avoid eating fried foods, salty foods, and high-sugar foods, especially since it will make you feel good in the short run, but it will make fasting the next day more difficult. Note that salty food will increase thirst during the day, so try to avoid it, especially during Suhoor.   

Stay Hydrated  

Not drinking enough water between Iftar and Suhoor will increase your risk of dehydration during fasting, accordingly, you must drink at least 8 glasses of water between Iftar and Suhoor.  

Avoid Drinking Caffeine

It’s better to cut down on caffeinated drinks like coffee, tea, and soft drinks that have a diuretic effect and promote fluid loss. 

Stay Active  

Working out in Ramadan will give you a boost of energy, but make sure not to choose hard sports, instead you can have a walk. The ideal time to play the sport in Ramadan is 1 – 2 hours before iftar.  

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