The Holy month of Ramadan is distributing beneficiaries among the Muslim community of the world and during the month of Ramadan, during the Suhoor and Iftar, special care is also made for health and most people try to take the food which reduce their thirst in the Holy Month of Ramadan.
According to the Islamic calendar, the fasts of Ramadan sometimes come in the cold and sometimes in the summer. Now, whether it is a short-term fast or a long-term fast, there is a question on the tongue of many people as what will you do if you feel thirsty and how you can reduce your thirst during the whole month?
These days, the month of Ramadan in Pakistan has come in the season of March and April when the weather in most parts of the country is slightly better and milder, but as soon as Ramadan begins, everyone starts sharing their tried and tested tips to avoid thirst with their friends and family.
These include eating cardamom, mint and curd at the top of Suhoor while drinking plenty of water. It is said about these tips that if you use these things in Suhoor, your fast of more than 14 hours will pass without feeling thirsty and in this way you can feel less thirsty.
But how much truth is there in all these assumptions and do these tips prove useful in reducing thirst during fasting?
In this regard, we talked to nutritionist not only about these tips, but also to know what should be eaten in Sehar and Iftar at a low cost in this era of inflation and what should be left out of the plate. Giving requires wisdom.
‘Best in Yoghurt Suhore, cardamom and mint not quench thirst but give a feeling of freshness’
The best food to reduce thirst during the whole month of Ramadan is your table especially having traditional items. If we talk about the time of suhoor, then there is a long list from Khajle feni to parathas, eggs, curries, especially meat dishes, curries, lassi, milkshakes which are eaten by fasting people.
However, according to nutritionists, in general, we do not consume healthy foods in Suhr and Iftar. According to nutritionists, it is important to include things that help us maintain energy throughout the day with traditional dishes, and yogurt is at the top of it to reduce thirst during the month of Ramadan.
‘It is very good to use curd at the time of Sahri. Milk proteins obtained from milk products remain in our stomach for a long time and due to this we do not feel hungry for a long time. All these traditional food will help to reduce thirst during the month of Ramadan.
According to them, ‘Yogurt contains certain ingredients that also help meet your water needs as it contains potassium and is low in sodium.
“Some people add sugar or other things to yogurt, but if they don’t, yogurt helps to meet our energy needs at Suhore,” says the nutritionists
On the question whether green cardamom and mint leaves reduce thirst during fasting, the nutritionists said that ‘Green cardamom and mint leaves are not harmful to be chewed in salad or as such because both of these things definitely give us a feeling of freshness. However, this is not directly related to reducing your thirst.’
Do not eat pickles and salt rich foods in Suhoor.
nutritionists says that we have culturally added many unnecessary things in terms of food in Ramadan. According to them, the same food that we usually take for breakfast is better in Sahri.
They say that because in the state of fasting we have to stay on an empty stomach for several hours, so we must keep certain things in mind while consuming food. ‘As we try to minimize our thirst, we should eat the least amount of salt.’
Following Suggestions are also given by the nutritionists to reduce thirst during the Holy Month of Ramdan.
- ‘If we eat paratha for breakfast, eating paratha for Sehore can lead to heartburn or acidity during the day. Instead have egg with chapati, curry can also be eaten, no harm in that.’
- Pickles should not be eaten at all during Suhore because pickles contain a lot of salt. The more salty things we eat in Suhoor, the more thirsty we are during the day and we may suffer from dehydration.
- For Suhoor and Iftar, have accessories made especially with curd, such as chana chaat, fruit chaat or gram salad with curd. By doing this, it also infuses the salad with milk-source protein, which is typically underutilized during Ramadan.
- If you drink tea or coffee at the time of Suhoor, try not to make it too strong or strong, but with more milk, because the higher amount of caffeine will cause the body to lose water faster.
- Also, take care not to drink tea or coffee right near the end of Suhoor, but take it when there is some time in Suhoor so that you can drink water later.
- According nutritionists ‘Tea and coffee are diuretics, so taking them at the very last moment of Suhoor will cause frequent urination and thus the body will lose water and you may be dehydrated. .’
What should avoid to eat during the month of Ramadan to spend a better day.
And here we add something about the Iftar time table. According to our traditions, pakodas, samosas, chicken and vegetable rolls, shami kebabs and many other accessories are mandatory on the Iftar table, which are appetizing, but because they are fried in oil, they can cause harm instead of benefit. are
nutritionists says, ‘At the time of Iftar, like we eat something light in the evening on normal days, take a light snack in the same way.’
‘Two to three dates give us an instant boost of energy while fruits are very helpful in quenching our thirst. Even at the time of Iftar, eat accessories especially made with curd like chana chaat, curd mixed fruit chaat, curd bhale etc.’
nutritionists too much fried food is heavy on both the pocket and the stomach. They say that ‘We traditionally prepare fried foods and dishes at Iftar, eat them but balance their consumption.
If the weekly menu is made, then in the seven days of the week, we can maintain our health along with tradition and language by making chana chaat, yogurt, sometimes pakoda, sometimes samosas and sometimes rolls. ‘
According to him, ‘if fried foods are eaten daily in Ramadan, it usually affects the work of the stomach and intestines and the problem of constipation may also be faced due to the lack of fiber and potassium.’
‘Lassi and lemon water is good for both health and pocket and it also help to reduce thirst during fasting and in the month of Ramadan.
As soon as you break your fast, colorful cold drinks are tempting after a long day of thirst, but experts advise against drinking too much water at once.
Nutritionists say that consuming cold drinks during Iftar is harmful because after the whole day on an empty stomach, when we take cold drinks, it can cause stomach upset.
Therefore, take plain water or a cold drink before breaking the fast to avoid gastric pain.
They called milkshake lassi and lemon water better than juices and sweet drinks at the time of Iftar.
‘Lassi and lemon water are good for both health and pocket, but instead of drinking a lot of water at once, drink it little by little whether it’s Suhoor or Iftar.’
While there is a lot of emphasis on tongue twisters during Ramadan, many people also consider this month to be the best time to plan their diet and try to lose weight.
nutritionists say that Ramadan can be an ideal time to lose weight, in which we can help by increasing the amount of salad in our diet, but a ‘fat diet’ in Ramadan is a There may be risk.’