In the month of Ramadan our dining tables are loaded with variety of meals, which carry both healthy and non-healthy food stuffs but all look tempting at the time of Iftari to the fast keepers and due to that they keep their health at a high risk. Usually our Iftar tables consist of foodstuff that are quiet oily and spicy, even the drinks are quiet sugary which is not good for health. The blessed month of Ramadan tends us to maintain a healthy lifestyle so that one can accomplish his religious and bodily necessities of the day. It is a wrong observation that more you’ll eat the more you’ll get healthier. It is a fact that we need food to get energy and the food we eat during sehri is utilized by our body in the whole day. Once the food energy ends, the fats in our body provide us energy that helps to keep our fast in a good way. Over-eating should be avoided during Ramadan, food stuffs that are high in cholesterol and oily and spicy should be avoided rather than that healthy meals should be the part of our Iftari. In Iftari good amount of water must be taken in order to avoid dehydration.
In sehri rather than having parathas, kulthas and meals like that one should have slow digesting meals like oats, fruits, beans, skinned potatoes, lentils and bran. If in the blessed month of Ramadan one keeps special care of their health and maintain a healthy diet plan, they will definitely maintain their weight yet being healthy.
For Balanced Diet:
a). Poultry, meaty and fish.
b). cereals, bread and grains foodstuff.
c). vegetables and fruits.
d). yogurt, milk and cheese.
While things containing sugar and fats should be avoided as they contain nutrients and have high calories. Our beloved Prophet even has meals like oats, dates, milk and mutton/lamb. Fruits, vegetables, cucumber, figs, olives, grapes, dates and pulses are the foods that are also mentioned In Quran as a healthy diet.
Food that should be avoided:
In Iftari and Sehri we should not use fast-burning foods or those are heavily processed or contain refined for example white flour and sugar, even the oily foods and the foods that are full of fat such as biscuits, cakes, sweets and chocolates. One should also avoid taking cold drinks that contain caffeine in it.