Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Common Mistakes During Ramadhan


I'm back again. Kali ni macam ada free time sikit. So, lets share more. This time gonna share with you guys about common mistakes that we make during the holy fasting month, Ramadhan.

Common mistakes in Ramadhan:

1. Drinking
Milkshakes made with syrups etc on a daily basis
- Why: It contains high amounts of sugar, additives  and colourants
- Solution: If you have to, drink it twice a week maximum

2. Drinking large amounts of water at Iftar time
- Why: Filling the stomach with water is more strenuous to it than with food.
- Solution: have a few sips at iftaar then a glass after every two hours.

3. Exercising directly after Iftar.
- Why: the body's blood flow is concentrated around the stomach at that time.
- Solution: Exercise after two hours of eating to ease digestion.

4. Chewing and swallowing food fast.
- Why: chewing food slowly can speed up digestion and help maintain your weight

5. Having dessert directly after Iftar
- Why: they make you drowsy and sleepy
- Solution: leave at least a two hour gap between iftaar and dessert to stay fresh and awake for ishaa and Terawih prayers

6. Consuming foods with high amounts of sodium
- Why: Sodium triggers thirst through out the fasting hours of the day
- Solution: instead, eat foods that are high in potassium, they retain water and supress your thirst.
* Bananas are high in potassium. A banana at Sahur time can control your thirst level through out the day.

# Best sources of potassium for Sahur time:
 - bananas
 - milk
 - dates
 - avocados
 - dried peaches
 - pistachios
 - pumpkin
 - peas
 - dark chocolate

# Worst choices for Sahur:
 - biryani
 - kebab
 - pizza
 - fast food in general
 - cheese
 - haleem

# Best choices for Sahur:
 - potato
 - rice
 - dates
 - whole grain bread
 - banana

# Drinking lots of water at Sahur is important, but not as much as drinking it through out your non-fasting hours.

Happy Fasting! :)