Healthy Tips For Iftar
Ramadan is the 9th month of the Islamic calendar in which Muslims avoid eating and drinking from dawn to dusk. Fasting is intended to educate Muslims about faith, spirituality, self-accountability and self-restraint. Iftar is an integral part of breaking fasting. Certain tips should be kept in mind to help individuals who want to have a healthy iftar.
First of all, lets see what to avoid in iftar:
- Heavy fried and fatty foods. (e.g. piyazi, chop, etc.)
- Foods that contain too much sugar. (e.g. zilapi)
- Excessive eating during breaking fast.
- Smoking cigarettes immediately after Iftar.
Now let’s see what should we eat in iftar:
- Follow the Prophet’s (SM) golden rule of one-third while taking iftaar.
- Take good amount of water or fresh home-made juice so that your body may adjust fluid levels in time.
- Bananas are a fantastic source of magnesium, potassium, and carbohydrates.
- Dates are good source of immediate glucose. 2/3 dates should be fine.
- Take fruits and vegetables in your iftar menu.