‘Hy­dra­tion through night is key to Ra­madan fast­ing’

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When it comes to fast­ing for the Holy Month of Ra­madan dur­ing the hot sum­mer months, fluid re­plen­ish­ment should be your first pri­or­ity and your best choice for hy­dra­tion should be water, water and more water as it is free of calo­ries and quenches the body of thirst. You should try to drink at least eight glasses of water through­out the night to en­sure proper hy­dra­tion while soups, fresh juices and yo­ghurt can con­trib­ute to your fluid in­take. Re­mem­ber that Suhoor is as im­por­tant as If­tar. An es­sen­tial meal af­ter If­tar is Suhoor, which will pro­vide your body with the re­quired sugar and en­ergy for the long day of fast­ing ahead. A well-bal­anced Suhoor can re­duce the ef­fects of fast­ing such as de­hy­dra­tion, chronic thirst, headaches, fa­tigue, drowsi­ness, dizzy spells, near faint­ing episodes and pangs of hunger. If­tar is con­sid­ered a rewarding meal af­ter a long day of fast­ing as it ful­fills much of your body’s nu­tri­tional needs and re­stores the bal­ance of sugar lev­els in the blood and brain. It is rec­om­mended to have If­tar over two phases: start with dates, soup and salad, take a break and then have your main course but more im­por­tantly, don’t for­get the spir­i­tual as­pect of the Holy Month of Ra­madan whose great lessons must be fol­lowed through­out the re­main­ing 11 months, 52 weeks and 335 days. Ra­madan Mubarak. Farid UAE

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