Tips to manage your diet during Ramadan fasting

To be fasting during Ramadan can be done optimally, we need to maintain a healthy body. one of the things that must be considered during Ramadan is diet. Running a healthy diet will help maintain health during Ramadan fasting. Conversely, if we are not careful, food consumed at the meal and open can also cause problems or gain weight.

Dr. Razeen Mahroof of Oxford suggested that fasting Muslims with discipline and a healthy lifestyle. Opportunity to maintain health and weight loss is very large when the fasting of Ramadan. One of the things to avoid when fasting is eating too much and too fast when breaking.

"The meaning behind Ramadan is self-discipline and control. This should not be damaged by excessive consumption when breaking," he said.

Balanced diet

Dr. Mahroof advised to eat a balanced diet during Iftar and suhoor. Food consumed should include protein, carbohydrates, fats, and some of the following food groups:

- Fruits and vegetables
- Breads, cereals, and potatoes
- Meat, fish, or other alternative
- Milk and milk products
- Foods containing sugar and fat

Consumption of foods also contain complex carbohydrates. These foods will help you produce a gradual and steady energy, so you will have enough energy during the fasting day. Complex carbohydrates can be found wheat, lentils, and beans.

Avoid processed foods that contain simple carbohydrates. This kind of fast food is burned by the body and makes you hungry faster. Avoid drinks that contain caffeine such as tea, coffee, and soft drinks. Caffeine causes the body fluids quickly disappear and make you quickly feel thirsty.

The food at dawn and breaking

The food must be consumed when the meal is full of food that is filling and provide enough energy for hours ahead during fasting. Food consumed at the meal should be the kind of food that the body longer to digest such as salads, cereals, oats, and foods that produce energy constantly.

"It's also important to consume fluids with vitamins such as fruit juice or fruit," said Dr. Mahroof, as reported by

Meanwhile, when it began to break their fast by eating dates. Besides sunnah, dates will provide quick energy to the body. That way you will not feel weak when breaking. Do not direct a heavy meal when breaking, start with drinking water to meet the body fluids.

Here are some foods to avoid when breaking or eating sahur:

- Fried foods. Fried foods can be replaced with foods that are steamed or boiled.
- Foods that contain too much salt and sugar
- Food containing unhealthy fats and oily. Avoid using too much oil when cooking food.

Those are some tips to manage your diet during fasting food consumed in order to stay healthy and healthful. Adjust your diet during fasting that the fast optimum and keep the body fit.