In the month of Ramadan, the sultan of eleven months, changes occur in our daily habits. Especially the changes in our eating habits bring along many problems such as weight loss, heartburn, sleepiness, dizziness, headache, low blood sugar and weight gain.
1. Stay away from excessively salty and fatty foods
There are things to do and things not to do in order to be healthy during Ramadan. The first of the common mistakes made in sahur and iftar is to eat too salty and oily. Especially since salty and fatty foods consumed in sahur increase the feeling of thirst, this causes difficult moments throughout the day. In addition, excessive consumption of this type of food brings many problems such as heartburn, sleepiness and weight gain. On the other hand, it should not be forgotten that all prepared foods are a hidden source of salt, even if they do not leave a salty taste on the palate, and the consumption of ready-made foods should be limited to certain measures.
2. Pay attention to fluid consumption
Drinking less water is one of the other big mistakes made. Especially in the spring period when the weather starts to warm up, the reabsorption of minerals and water lost is very important for the body’s balance. Instead of tea, coffee or carbonated drinks, water should be preferred in order to maintain the body’s water content and to ensure that all systems work properly.
3. Do not overload the body with carbohydrates
Excess consumption of foods such as bread, pastries, bagels, pastries, pasta, rice, sweets, especially in sahur and iftar, is one of the causes that disrupt the balance of the body. It should not be forgotten that these foods should be consumed in certain proportions, if possible, vegetables, fruits or dried legumes should be preferred instead of these foods.
4. Keep a distance between you and fizzy drinks
Another important mistake made during Ramadan is heavy fizzy drink consumption. Consuming carbonated drinks negatively affects many functions of the body, especially blood sugar, due to the sugar content they contain. During the month of Ramadan, water consumption should be emphasized instead of carbonated drinks in order to quench thirst and maintain the body’s water content.
5. Pay attention to the portion preference
Instead of large portions at once, eat small portions at regular intervals after iftar for a feeling of satiety. Keep in mind that as portions get bigger, waist circumference also gets bigger, weight gain accelerates, and these changes bring health problems.