Doctors amd nutritionists refer to a number of wrong habits that some people carry out in Ramadan, and urge to avoid them, to protect the body from its negative effects, and to obtain the great benefits of fasting.
These specialists recommendedthe need to eat healthy foods rich in all elements especially those that the body loses during the fasting period, and to avoid common beliefs to avoid weight gain and the occurrence of health problems during the holy month
Don’t Drink a lot of water before Meal
Some believe that drinking water a lot at the time of Suhoor or just before dawn protects the body from thirst during the day, but nutritionists have confirmed that this habit increases the work of the kidneys to get rid of water, and increases the desire to urinate, which may cause thirst during the day, and they advised eating rich foods With water, which works to gradually excrete water in the body during fasting
Don’t Eat quickly during breakfast
Experts recommend eating dates before breakfast to provide the body with the necessary energy, or eating warm soup at the beginning of the meal to help the stomach receive foods, and to avoid eating basic types of foods quickly during breakfast.
Don’t Drink cold water directly at breakfast
Scientific studies have shown that drinking cold water directly at breakfast may reduce the movement of blood to the stomach and intestines, which affects the body with digestive problems such as colic or cramps, and also leads to difficult digestion, obesity, and frequent heartburn after breakfast, so nutrition experts advise Drink lukewarm water at room temperature after breakfast, or drink milk with dates.
Neglects of salads dishes
Among the customs that nutrition experts have called to avoid is paying attention to basic dishes and neglecting the salad dish on the Ramadan table, as it is important that the Iftar and Suhoor meals contain vegetables rich in various vitamins and minerals.
sweets directly after breakfast causes the accumulation of fat in the body, and the increase of obesity and cholesterol, so you should wait a little before consuming sweets and be satisfied with a small piece, preferably once or two a week, maximum.
Not Eating Of Fruits
Fruit is an excellent source of vitamins and minerals that the body needs in Ramadan, and it also helps to fight obesity and lose weight, so it is important to make sure to eat fruits in Ramadan
salts and spices
Nutritionists advised to reduce salt and spices, stressing that eating salty foods or pickles helps increase the body’s elimination of water, which causes a feeling of thirst and an irregular heartbeat
Sleeping after breakfast
Studies have proven the necessity to avoid sleeping immediately after eating breakfast, as it causes more weight gain and a decrease in metabolism.
Nutritionists have called for avoiding drinking tea immediately after breakfast because it absorbs calcium and iron and reduces the body’s use of food, so it is best to take it at least two hours after breakfast