Getting Ready for a Healthy Ramadan!
The holy month of Ramadan is almost upon us. It's a time when Muslims fast during daylight hours.While fasting has many benefits, it's always best to consult your doctor and follow healthy eating habits to avoid health complications, especially if you suffer from a chronic disease.
Our experts recommend maintaining a balanced diet and sufficient fluid intake during Iftar to avoid health complications and stay healthy, hydrated, and nourished during the holy month.
We also advise you not to overeat, as overeating can affect your physical health and interfere with spiritual growth during the month.
Ramadan diet should be simple and not differ too much from your usual daily diet. It should contain foods from all the major food groups and be sufficiently balanced to keep you healthy and active during the holy month.
Eating less quantity during Iftar is the key to maintain healthy levels of cholesterol and reduce discomfort. Eating too much food can negatively affect your health, especially if you sleep immediately after the meal.
Both habits can increase your risk of heart diseases.
Also, please consider these additional tips from our doctors
- Between Iftar and Suhoor, divide your food into Four small meals
- Avoid excess red meat and sweets (or anything sweet, like sugary drinks)
- Choose milk and milk products that are low in fat
- Sip water frequently between Iftar and Suhoor
- Ensure that you do not sleep immediately after a meal
- Those on medication should take them during Iftar or Suhoor
- Don’t stop the prescribed medication, as that can result in serious health issues
- Praying is a good way of exercising
- Maintain physical exercise such as short walks
At Medeor Hospital, we launched the Ramadan Ready Clinic to provide medical and nutritional advice by a multidisciplinary team to ensure your health during the holy month.