FASTING to FEASTING
June 1, 2020
The month of Ramadan is that in which was revealed the Quran; a guidance for mankind, and clear proofs of the guidance, and the criterion (of right and wrong). And whosoever of you is present, let him fast the month, and whosoever of you is sick or on a journey, a number of other days. Allah desires for you ease; He desires not hardship for you; and that you should complete the period, and that you should magnify Allah for having guided you, and that perhaps you may be thankful.
9 Things for this Ninth Month of Ramadan
Abstaining food and drink from dawn to dusk for the sake of God, makes the People stronger in their iman and brings them closer to God . As God has promised in the Quran that,
“O you who have believed, decreed upon you is fasting as it was decreed upon those before you that you may become righteous” (Al Quran 2:183)
During iftar, People will decorate their dining tables with various dishes and savouries to treat themselves after fasting the whole day – from early morning till dusk. Usually the entire family gathers to break fast together, which makes it even more special and fun. Through this act, greater bonding among family members and friends will be accomplished.
1.Choose Balanced Diet to balance your Nutrition
Avoid High Sugar sweets rather choose for Protein rich food with adequate amount of Carbohdrate for brain Functioning
2.Never Skip your SUHOOR and IFTAAR
Start your “suhoor” with light foods should be easy for digestion and makes you calm for the day.Suhoor should be a hearty, healthy meal to provide needed energy throughout a day of fasting. Try including more of fibrous foods like oatmeal, lentils and beans. Quinoa and nuts make a wholesome combination that can be added to your list of food items Suhoor.
3.Stay Hydrated to escape from Dehydration
Staying Dehydrated is the key to preventing heat stroke during Fasting.Try aiming for at least ten glasses of water.Add Fluids in your “Suhoor” and “iftaar”. Your GI will Smile at you when you avoid Caffeinated Drinks during Fasting.
4.Add Fibre to Calm Your Stomach
Start with Dates to Maintain your blood Glucose Level. Add more Coloured Vegetables and Fruits.As they are rich in vitamins and minerals do have a Part of veggies and fruits in your Meals to avoid Vitamin deficiency.
5.Eat Slow to Break Your Fast
Fasting can help lower blood pressure,reduce cholesterol,control sugar levels.Eat Steadily to avoid ‘secondary Impact’ of your Fasting.
6.No for Heavy Workouts
While Exercising in a fasted state, it’s possible that your body will start breaking down muscle to use protein for fuel. Hence be Active rather than going for Heavy workouts.
7.Worried about Diabetes during Fasting?
Start with Complex Carbohydrate in “suhoor” to have steady flow of Energy during your day.Load with Adequate Carbohydrates in “iftaar” for maintaing your Sugar levels.its Highly Recommenede to have a talk with your Dietitian before your Fasting Period.
8.No More Extras in Your SALT
As salt Increases your thirst, it’s better to avoid Pickles, sausages and thick sauces with high salt in your feasting and fasting
9.Watch out your Cooking Methods to Enjoy the greatness of food.
As Iftaar contins Heavy Protein rich foods its good to go on with different methods of cooking.Try for this listed methods of healthy cookings like boiling, microwaving, steaming,roasting, grilling, baking,stir-frying,grilling,poaching etc.