The holy month of Ramadan or Ramzan began on April 2, 2022. Muslims follow the ritual of rigorous fasting or “Roza” throughout the month to show their devotion to Allah and sympathize with the less fortunate. Those who fast during Ramadan must refrain from eating or drinking for the whole day, consuming food only after sunset or at ‘Iftaar’. Sick or elderly people, however, are not recommended to observe the fast. During Ramadan, it is even more important to eat well and follow the advice recommended by experts to maintain replenished energy levels. Renowned nutritionist Rujuta Diwekar has shared some important dietary tips for the month of Ramadan 2022. Take a look:
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Renowned nutritionist Rujuta Diwekar took to Instagram to share the 3 most important dietary tips for those fasting during the month of Ramadan. The post received over 9,000 likes and hundreds of comments from her followers.
Here are the top 3 food tips for Ramadan 2022 shared by renowned nutritionist Rujuta Diwekar:
1. Morning meal
Rujuta Diwekar states that milk and fruits are probably the best way to end the morning meal or “Sehri”. She suggests that a fruit shake can also be a great idea for the morning, as milk staves off thirst and the addition of fruit aids digestion. So prepare a fruit shake for the first meal during Ramadan.
(Also read: Ramadan 2022: 5 Healthy Sehri Recipes You Must Try During Ramzan)
2. How to break the fast
After fasting all day, comes the time when you can finally break the fast. Rather than immediately heading for a full-fledged meal, Rujuta Diwekar suggests breaking it up with yogurt and dates. “Traditional combination to keep the body cool and avoid overeating at dinner,” she explains in her post. So, you can either consume Dahi and dates together or first Dahi followed by dates.
3. Keep digestion smooth
Ramadan fasting which is maintained for weeks at the end can definitely affect the body and its digestive processes. Renowned nutritionist Rujuta Diwekar suggests some options you can use to finish off the evening meal. For example, jaggery and ghee or even a whole banana can be used to prevent constipation and gas. Rujuta Diwekar also recommended having a laddoo made with Aliv or Garden Cress seeds to keep energy levels high for the next day.
We wish all our readers a happy Ramadan 2022!
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