Ramadan is a period of fasting for our Muslim brothers and sister all over the world, fasting is beneficial for the spirit and even the body, but only if it’s done the right way. Ramadan is about denying the flesh and renewing the heart, but even through this process, you must take good care of your body.
You can get the best of this month long fast and finish it with both body and soul intact, but you can only achieve this if you fast with wisdom.
Here are some fasting tips to help you stay healthy during Ramadan:
Don’t overeat: A common pitfall that most people fall into when fasting is over-eating. Overeating will make fasting miserable for you because your metabolism will go into overdrive and then you’ll get hungry quicker and more often. No matter how tempting it is to overeat, don’t do it!
Don’t eat junk food: Fasting can be tough on your body, especially if you don’t do it regularly. That’s why you must eat nourishing and whole foods to stay healthy during Ramadan. Your body loses fluids and nutrients so you must use meal times to replenish what has been lost. Your body will thank you for it.
Drink water: Hydration is very important for physical and mental health. So despite the fact that you’re fasting, use your meal times to take in as much fluid as possible. Drinking fluids will help you get a double bonus from fasting because your body will get a good detox. This is a good time to avoid soda and sugary drinks and instead stock up on water, smoothies and natural juices.