Best ever month for Muslims of the whole world is here, bringing blessings and numerous opportunities to get the names in the list of good humans and good Muslims. But the question is not of Ramadan’s virtues but the advantages that Muslims utilize. The whole routine changes in Ramadan including eating and sleeping schedules. Certainly the highlighting feature of Ramadan (though it should not be) is Iftar. General practice is to eat till you can swallow no more. But this is certainly the opposite of what Ramadan is here to teach. This Ramadan why don’t you try something else? – A healthier and certainly a wealthier routine. Eat right, sleep tight and pray as much as you can. Ramadan is a month to revitalize you physically and mentally. Let it be a month of piety, reverence, devotion and purification and not indigestion, constipation, headaches and pain. So here we have the list of Top 10 Best Ramadan Health Care Tips, Read and follow.
10. Tongue Cleaner/ Mouthwash
Be sure to use mouth wash whenever you brush your teeth. It will keep your breath relatively fresh and also helps in keeping a good digestion. 9) Iftar is not the last ever meal When you sit for Iftar make up your mind about what you will and what you won’t eat. Eating too much at once will hurt your belly. So eat healthy food with good water content first. Then after a break you can munch on your favorite food too.
9. Say No To Carbonated Drinks
According to the recent or may be not so recent researches from profound doctors from SIUT, drinking carbonated drinks at Iftar can cause renal failure. Since kidneys are already dry from the fast, carbonated drinks take up the leftover water content causing kidneys to shrink. Repeated use leads to renal failure.
8. Measured Drinking
There is nothing better than water and there is no substitute to it. But do you really think that drinking gallons of water is really healthy? The answer should be no! Doctors do not advise to drink a lot of water instead they advise to drink measured quantity of water. Average person needs to drink 2.2 to 3 liters of water every day. Exceeding this quantity might result in problems. Drinking less than this amount leaves you dry, thirsty with digestion and skin problems. Be sure to quench your thirst and replenish your body’s water content by drinking enough but not too much water.
7. Avoid Caffeine
Caffeine, for a lot of people is a staple in everyday routine. Let it be for the rest of the year, but for Ramadan you might want to avoid it. Caffeine may help you stay awake for taraweeh but it makes you thirsty the whole day. Caffeine absorbs water from your body and has a heating effect on it. So you feel hot and dry.
6. Avoid Carbs and Sweets
Even after fasting for 16 to 18 hours, at the end of the month why do you end up gaining weight instead of losing it? The answer is the banquet that you have on every iftar. Carbohydrates in the form of fried food and many other delicious dishes which (for almost half an hour) make you happy will eventually accumulate as fat making your life very difficult. These things not only make you obese but also induce thirst. Try and avoid such things, instead find substitutes such as fruits and vegetables which are not fried.
5. Avoid Salt
Usually our Iftar tables look like a feast. Samosas, pakoras, spicy chats and many more. All these things not only include fattening oils but also great deal of salt. Salt is something that leads to dehydration and will keep you thirsty the whole day. You will feel a visible difference when you cut back on salt. Not only will the whole day fast be easier but you will be fresher. If you eat fruits in Iftar, don’t put any additional salt on them.
4. Routine Sleep
In Ramadan the sleeping schedule gets disturbed from the daily routine. People offer Taraweeh prayer and also get up for Suhoor. But it is important to get enough sleep. For that one should sleep in the afternoon hours, when the Sun is scorching. If you do not have cooling system then it is advised to put a wet cloth over you while sleeping to avoid heat and get a good sleep. On the other hand, sleeping throughout the day is also unsuitable. It makes you dull and you miss the prayers and the true essence of fasting.
3 Take a Bath and stay Cool
For many countries the Ramadan comes in summer with 16 to 18 hours of fast. Dehydration can cause serious problems in Ramadan. It’s important to take enough precautions in this domain. Recent Karachi incident with more than 500 deaths is enough to mark the importance of staying cool and regulating body temperature. Generally drinking water is a good way to regulate the temperature but since that is not an option so go with bathing and keeping a cold wet cloth over your head if you are out in the Sun. Bathing with soaked salts (magnesium salts) is also very helpful. Go out in the Sun only if it is an absolute necessity.
2. Healthy Diet
You might have heard from many people that poor diet is the cause of all ailments. So a happier Ramadan calls for a nutritious diet. A tip to use especially is Ramadan- Always eat to a limit that you still have some capacity in your stomach. Eating till you are full is not the correct way. Make sure to remove unhealthy and fattening carbohydrates from your diet. Instead include healthy proteins which are also source of various vitamins. Incorporate green leafy vegetables and calculated quantity of meat in your Iftar. Be sure to have enough fibrous food such as fruits so that your digestive system continues to work properly. Eat slowly and chew the food properly to ease your digestive track.
is a Must It’s a common practice among lazy people (which are in abundance) that they like to skip suhoor. Instead either they eat a lot at night or they simply think it’s the best way of dieting. Both the thoughts are extremely injurious to health. Suhoor is not only the most pleasant and fulfilling meal which guarantees healthy fasting but also a source of reward.
Eating nutritious food like yogurt, milk, dates, oats, fruits and even chapatti in suhoor is recommended. Yogurt helps avoid the thirst throughout the day. Skipping this meal will keep you hungry, thirsty and lazy all day.