The holy month of Ramadan is celebrated to increase your ibadah and another act of worship is performed in this holy month in the hope to continue the good habits all the year round. As other people make a resolution when New Year comes, Muslims use this Ramadan month to take up the resolutions. This is considered the perfect time to build and create healthy habits which will last all throughout the year. As people are having limited time to eat and make healthier food choices which will render them more energy and nourishment throughout the day. Some of the below mentioned healthy habits are recommended to follow from this coming Ramadan month:
Drink Plenty Water: As much as your body requires food for nourishment, it also needs water to keep it hydrated. It has been suggested in a study that one must drink approx 8-12 glasses of water in a day. But during this Ramadan month, you can face challenges in to drink enough water during the non- fasting hours but it is doable. Start to replace all the sweet and sugary beverages with water. Intake of beverage such as juice can add up the calories and sugar.
Eat Mindfully: As you have not eaten anything in the whole day, so it may be possible that you may get tempted to eat as much as you can. Before doing so, slow down and you should keep in mind that overeating can leave you unpleasant after having your meal. Always try to have your meal mindfully and you can only do this by focussing on enjoying every bite you take in rather than eating quickly and without chewing properly.
Limited Fried Food: Fried food items as samosas, pakoras, and spring rolls are always kept on the iftar table, yet this is not the healthiest option that you can opt for. If your iftar plate primarily consists of fried options than you may find yourself eating the whole plate. But having it on regular basis for a month can add the extra fat and calories. This is the major reason of gaining fat as well as weight during the month of fasting.
Eat More Vegetable: As you fill almost half of your plate with vegetables, you will be more likely to take a smaller quantity of other eatables such as fried items. Selection of varied food items can help in getting varied nutrients in your diet. Vegetables are rich in fiber and help in feeling your tummy full, it helps in managing your blood sugar levels and also helps in managing your weight. Try cooking your vegetables in different ways like baking, steaming or eating it raw.
Replace Your Dessert with Fresh Fruits: If you crave for eating sweet, then here’s a tip for you. The next time when you want to have something sweet then you can have some fresh fruits as berries or mangoes. Just like vegetables, the fruits are also filled up with the fiber and it has numerous nutrients. Cutting the fruits on your dinner table can allure your whole family.
These healthy eating habits are great to start within this Ramadan and always try and follow these habits throughout the year. Start by selecting one of the healthy tips which you can implement in your routine life. Once one of these above-mentioned points becomes your habit then incorporates another one in your daily life to make it a healthy habit.