As we know that the ramazan came during the summer hottest days however the 1st 10 days of Ramdan has passed very well that is also known as Rehmat ka Ashrah and after that the Ashrah Istaghfar has been Started from this Ashra we feel the strictness of Roza due to the dry summer days. So what should we have to do for maintaining our energy?
When you fast, your energy mostly depends on the sugar glucose that you consume during your Sahar meal. But this meal can only provide energy for five hours and then your body has to depend on its stored glucose and fats. And after fasting the whole day, it is the Iftar foods that will provide your body cells with calories and nutrients to give you energy and vitality.
What to Eat in Sehri for Getting Energy!
For getting longer lasting energy these days, it is essential to pay attention to the quality of the food you eat at the time of sehar or predawn meal. It is considered essential, as it prevents hunger, tissue breakdown and offers better stamina ability during the long day.
Try to eat gradually digestible and absorbable foods which are rich in fiber such as complex carbohydrates Like breads (Roti), Rice, pasta, potatoes, Fruit Juice, Desserts…Etc. These foods provide you energy that can last for many hours. Foods that are high in sugar can provide energy for only a short time and then lead to a drop in the blood sugar levels, leading to low energy. In addition, Wheat breads and cereals are rich in B vitamins which help release energy from the food you’ve eaten.
You can also eat protein-rich foods together with your complex carbohydrates, such as milk and dairy products (yogurt and cheese, preferably white cheese which has a lower fat content) or beans, chickpeas that will make you feel active for a longer period.
Iftar to Refill Your Energy Stores
Break your fast with a few dates, a glass of fresh juice. Dates and juices are good sources of carbohydrates and help bring your low blood glucose to normal levels. Liquids (water, juice) also help maintain the fluid and electrolyte balance in the body and replenish energy that was lost during the day.
- For more energy and vitality make sure this meal is balanced by including complex carbohydrate sources, protein from meat, vegetables as well as fruits.
- Don’t eat too much of deep fry iftar items.
Few tips to prevent the feeling of thirst during your Ramadan days:
- Make sure you drink plenty of fluids and water between Iftar and Suhour to prevent dehydration
- Limit your intake of fried foods and foods high in fats and sugar
- Avoid foods high in salt such as pickles, salty crackers and nuts.
- Try not to drink too much tea especially at Suhour as it can increase fluids lost through urination.
- Don’t overeat at the Suhour meal
Note: Light exercise among 3 pm and Maghreb time can help you for burning body fat which allows you to lose or maintain your weight.