Healthy tips for Ramadan
How fasting is good for health?
There are plenty of benefits of Fasting, known to help with weight loss and reducing inflammation; it can reduce insulin levels and blood pressure, improve insulin sensitivity, and reduce the risk of diabetes; and it enhances memory and other brain functions.
How to stay energised and healthy during fasting?
Fasting correctly is as equally essential as fasting, fasting wrongly can lead to adverse effects that in directly impact with negatively. Depending on the type of fast, season and body type one should plan the meals during fasting to attain benefits and maximise the benefits of the fast and stay energetic.
How to exercise safely during fasting?
Exercise is an essential factor, and one should continue however it’s important to modulate or adjust as per eating intervals and energy levels.
Dos and Don’ts during fasting:
Maintain regular sleeping time, keep yourself hydrated, eat well balanced nutritious meals, plan meals ahead, include greens and fruits that promote recovery of GIT lining, Include hypoallergic diet to cleanse internally
Try to limit spicy and oily foods.
Avoid Over-exerting with strenuous exercises.
Practicing mindfulness and connecting will help achieve more benefits.
It’s also important to note that fasting isn’t for everyone. For example, those with a history of eating disorders or who are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Below are some common challenges during fasting
Dehydration – One of the most common challenges is dehydration during fasting hence should make sure adequate water in consumed during the eating periods and electrolyte rich foods & drinks should be incorporated.
Acidity or heart burn – avoid spicy foods.
Constipation – Include fibre rich diet.