The month of Ramadan is the month in which the Quran was sent down, a guidance for the people, and clear verses of guidance and criterion. [Quran: Chapter 2, 183]
Alhamdulillah, fasting starts tomorrow. ^^
Let's receive the blessed month of Ramadan with repentance, sincerity, resoluteness and earnestness. It's the month of Quran, seclusion, generosity, standing (night prayer) and compulsory fast.
Though it's a good time to shed some pounds, it's also important to deal with Ramadan with healthy and stable lifestyle.
Come Ramadan, our diet is radically altered. Our meals get condensed in mornings and evenings, with no intake in-between for an extended period of time. For some of us, the intake of oily foods skyrockets. These changes in diet aren't well received by everyone.
So these are some tips for the fasting month.
- fried and fatty foods
- foods containing too much sugar
- over-eating especially at sahur
- too much tea at sahur: tea makes you pass more urine taking with it valuable mineral salts that your body would need during the day
- smoking cigarettes: if you can't give up smoking, cut down gradually starting a few weeks before Ramadan. Smoking is unhealthy and one should stop completely
- complex carbohydrates (slow-digest food) at sahur so that the food lasts longer making you less hungry
- dates are excellent source of sugar, fibre, carbohydrates, potassium and magnesium
- almonds are rich in protein and fibre with less fat
- bananas are a good source of potassium, magnesium and carbohydrates
- as much water or fruit juices as possible between iftar (fast-breaking) and bedtime so that your body may adjust fluid levels in time
So I hope those tips would be helpful for me and everyone.
For my Muslim friends, let's make a sacrifice this Ramadan, in hope that Allah will listen to our prayers with utmost attention.
May the Ramadan bring us peace and prosperity, good health and wealth, and brighten our life forever.