Fast food for month of Ra­madaan

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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.

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