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Celebrate the Islamic month of fasting known as Ramadan with this Howcast video series about the Muslim observance.
You Will Need
- Nutritious food
- Normal portion sizes
- Wheat bran or oatmeal (optional)
Drink plenty of water during fasting breaks. When you are fasting it is easy to become dehydrated. Dehydration can cause headaches, fatigue, dizziness, and irritability.
Eat nutritious food when you break the fast. Stick to the major food groups including bread and cereal, milk and dairy products, fish, meat, and vegetables and fruit. Fruit assists with digestion and helps prevent constipation.
Eat slowly. The longer you chew your food, the less work your digestive track needs to do, absorbing more nutrients.
Don't skip Suhur
Don't skip Suhur. Suhur, the pre-dawn meal, will give you the energy you need for your daily activities while fasting.
Exercise, but be careful not to overdo it. Light exercise helps maintain your energy level when you are not consuming food.
Eat normal portion sizes
Eat normal portion sizes at Iftar. Iftar should consist of a normal serving or less. Stay healthy during Ramadan, eating too much at Iftar can create an overload of sugar in the blood and cause damage to the body.