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Tips through healthy fasting in Ramadan

A healthy diet can protect humans from various health problems, and how about a diet with a healthy fast? Let's experience a healthy fast this year by avoiding a lot of common nutritious mistakes that we are used to making.

More importantly, the fact is that unlike the prevailing habits a fasting person needs small amounts of food and low proportions of carbohydrates, fats, due to lack of activity during the day and thus the lack of need for calories. And this year, like past years of we are fasting under high temperatures that may exceed 40 degrees Celsius, which is why we need to choose healthy meals for breakfast and suhoor divided on four different stages.

A fasting health system that includes four meals divided between breakfast and suhoor

First meal

As mentioned we advise by dividing the amount of food between breakfast and suhoor to four meals, taking into account the breakfast with a couple of dates and water and then gradually prepare the stomach for food by waiting half an hour before starting the main meal, preferably vegetables and proteins.

The second and third meal

The second and third meal during a fasting day should consist of fruit or a small piece of low-fat dessert such as rice desserts or puddings. Preferably one with a lot of subsidized fluid protein derivatives and dairy milk intake.

Fourth meal

A traditional suhoor lies in its ability to benefit the fasting person to endure long fasting period without feeling tired or feeling fainted we advise them to stay away from foundry foods, rich spices and seafood salt and caffeine

The need to drink water and maintain a minimum level of sports activity

You must take into account that drinking water between Iftar and suhoor in batches so as to replace the fluids in the body during the period of fasting during the day. It is also prefered to maintain the physical activity balanced during the month of fasting and there is no damage to engage in physical activity before iftar, with a short time not to exceed 15 minutes to increase the body's ability to get rid of toxins resulting from the metabolic processes as well as to stimulate blood circulation; it is the most appropriate time to burn fat followed by exercise after iftar with at least three hours