Ramadan is the healthiest way to live a healthy life style if we want to. But usually we make some common mistakes in Ramadan which need to be avoided. These are some basic things which are mostly ignored by the people who are fasting. By adopting some healthy measures in Ramadan we can make us feel better and brighter. So these common mistakes in Ramadan to be avoided to stay fit for fasting.
Common Mistakes in Ramadan to be avoided
We divide these mistakes in two sections based on sahur and iftar. Some mistakes we usually perform at the sahur time while some are done at iftar. Let’s have a look at them.
At sahur time
- Having food rich in sodium
Foods which are rich in sodium are usually cause thirst for the day long in fasting. Foods such as kebab, biryani, pizza, fast food and some others are not recommended to have in sahur. Rather than you need to with the food rich in potassium. Potassium rich foods are bananas, dates, potato, rice and whole grain bread.
- Eating fast
Mostly people are used to eat so fast in Ramadan before they go on fasting. The desire to fill your stomach with the food is not right. It’s a myth that eating too much will save you from the hunger pangs during the long day. Instead of that it adds burden to your stomach and increases your waistline. So, its better to eat slowly and also chew and swallow them slowly.
- Drinking lots of water after meal
Last but not the least the most common mistake is to have a glass of water just after your meal. No doubt you need to drink water to save you from dehydration but this water intake should be gradual.
At iftar time
- Drinking carbonated water
Having a glass of fizzy drinks or carbonated water at iftar time is really very bad for your stomach wall. Instead of it you should go with the lime water or fresh juices. In fresh juice grape fruit juice is not recommended because it is also not good fro your stomach walls and may cause ulcer.
- Exercise after iftar
Exercises right after iftar is not good as the blood circulation is concentrated towards the stomach. Always exercise at least one hour after your meal to ease digestion.
- Having desserts rightly after iftar
When you have sugary desserts at the iftar, they make you feel drowsy and sleepy. So take a gap of two hours for the desserts between iftar and dessert.