Fast food for month of Ramadaan
HELP is at hand for students who are fasting for Ramadaan and writing exams.
Complex carbohydrates release energy slowly and are usually found in oats and wholegrain bread and cereal. Fibre-rich foods are also digested slowly and are found in bran, nuts, seeds, vegetables and fruits.
An ideal pre-dawn meal (Suhoor) could consist of oats, almonds and a banana sliced, a fruit- yoghurt smoothie with chai seeds or an omelette with spinach, roasted vegetables and a slice of wholewheat bread.
Pure fruit juices are enriched with vitamins and are ideal in the morning.
Tea and coffee stimulates faster water loss hence it should be avoided. Drinking at least two glasses of water is recommended.
Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) recommended eating dates at Suhoor.
Avoid fizzy drinks which are high in sugar as well as fried and sugary foods. Eating Hi-Gi foods will cause the body to feel hungry, lethargic and craving for more sugar.
Eating Low –GI carbohydrate foods will release a steady amount of sugar into the blood and have the opposite effect. – Boeka Treats. 1 cup full fat yoghurt 1 tsp honey 1 banana 2-3 pitted dates
Put all ingredients in a blender. Blend for a few seconds until smooth.
Add milk if too thick.
Eat smart this Ramadaan.