Ramadan is one of the religious practices for every Muslim that comes once in a year and the kind of food eaten by the adherents of the faith impacts on their health. During this month, Muslims make some changes in their daily routines including their eating and sleeping patterns. They also abstain from unholy acts from dawn to sunset.
Lack of balanced meals during Ramadan, might cause health problems such as excessive weight loss or gain, as well as heartburn. Here are some of the foods Muslims should avoid during the month of Ramadan.
Simple or refined Carbohydrates
White bread, white rice and pastries, among others, should be avoided during Suhoor. These are foods that last only three to four hours and are low in essential nutrients. So they’re highly discouraged during Sahur.
Caffeinated drinks like coffee, green tea and energy drinks during Suhoor lead to insomnia and restlessness. In addition, it doesn’t hydrate and they can leave a fasting Muslim thirsty the whole day.
Avoid foods that are salty during Suhoor. The human body regulates how much sodium it contains. Imbalance of sodium levels in your body makes you very thirsty while fasting.
High-sugar food items such as sweets and chocolates should be avoided. They are an instant source of weight gain and can lead to health issues if consumed every day.