5 TIPS FOR A HEALTHIER RAMADAN

1. Break your fast with a small snack.
After going an entire day without food and water, it’s better to “wake up” your digestive system first with a glass of water, followed by a small snack such as a piece of fruit or soup to prepare your stomach for a more complex meal.

2. Stay hydrated.
Don’t forget to drink enough water to stay hydrated throughout the next day. It’s always better to take frequent sips instead of having a lot of water in one go. Especially during or after meals, as it will make digestion more difficult.

3. Eat suhoor that is high in healthy fat.
A high-fat meal is digested slower than carb or protein, and it provides the body with slow-release & long-lasting energy and gives a feeling of satiety. Examples are coconut & olive oil, avocados, nuts, coconut, fatty fish, etc.

4. Avoid sugary food.
Sugar is generally addictive and causes oscillations in blood glucose levels which leads to food cravings.

5. Stay physically active.
Doing light work out pre-iftar or regular training after iftar can prevent weight gain during Ramadan and help keep higher energy levels during the day.

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