The month of Ramadan is knocking the doors to us back bringing with it many healthy, psychological and social benefits. And for us to enjoy this holy month and endure the hardship of fasting, we should pay attention to what we eat. And we should be careful of what we eat whether on Iftar or during the suhoor meal, as the importance of this meal is not less than suhour, but rather more than it.
Suhour is indeed an important meal that provides us with energy throughout the period of fasting, prevents fatigue and headaches during daylight hours. Having a healthy suhour can greatly reduce the feeling of thirst. And suhour protects us against laziness that afflicts some during the day in Ramadan. And to avoid the health problems that can affect us while we fast, there is nothing that is better than suhour.
Foods to eat on sohour:
We offer you some of the most important heatlthy and nutritious foods that are recommended to eat during the suhoor in Ramadan:
- Fava beans: Fava beans are one of the most popular basic foods spread on the Egyptian and Arab suhoor tables, as they contain fibers that help to feel full for a long time, as well as proteins, iron, mineral salts, magnesium and potassium.
- Yogurt: helps reduce the feeling of thirst, and it contains proteins, calcium and bacteria that are beneficial for the stomach and digestive system. You can add some pieces of fruit to a cup of yogurt to increase its nutritional benefit and increase the amount of water in the body.
Various food ingredients can help you stay full all the day during Ramadan
- Vegetables: They contain a large percentage of fiber, which increases the feeling of fullness and satiety, and helps prevent constipation that affects most people during fasting. Vegetables, such as cucumber and lettuce, also contain water, which works to compensate the body for the fluids lost during fasting and provides it with the vitamins and minerals it needs. Volume 0%
- Brown bread: It gives energy to the body because it is rich in vitamin “B1”. It also contains fibers that regulate digestion and make the body feel full and keep water inside it so that it does not feel thirsty for a long time.
- Eggs: They contain many elements such as protein and calcium that increase the activity of the body and strengthen the muscles. We can say that eggs are characterized by that they take time to digest, which leads us to a feeling of satiety for a long time.
- Nuts: Various nuts such as hazelnuts, peanuts and raisins contain vitamins and minerals that provide the body with energy throughout the fasting period. We can also eat peanut butter can with a slice of bread, which gives the body energy and a feeling of satiety for a long time.
- Oats: It gives the body energy and makes up for the nutrients it loses during fasting hours.
General tips for a healthy and filling suhoor meal:
The suhoor meal should contain all the nutrients that the body needs (protein, carbohydrates, vitamins, and minerals). It is preferable to eat slow-digesting foods such as beans, eggs, cucumbers, and foods that contain fiber, in order to stay in the stomach for a long time and help quell hunger during the fasting period. Suhoor should not contain foods that contain large amounts of sugar or salt, because sugar induces a feeling of hunger, while salt induces a feeling of thirst.
It is preferable to delay this meal as much as possible until before the time of dawn, in order to help the body withstand the fasting hours. We should also noted that eating the pre-dawn meal at night during dinner and sleeping after that leads to obesity.
Be sure to consume adequate amounts of water before and after the pre-dawn meal, taking into account moderation in consuming it. Drinking excessive amounts of it comes out of the body in the form of sweat or urine, and it may cause a feeling of stomach ache.
You should avoid eating fatty foods and fried foods at the suhoor table, as they lead to indigestion and make you feel thirsty. Avoid these foods for the suhoor. Doctors agree that the suhoor meal is much more important than the Iftar meal in the month of Ramadan. So never neglect the suhoor meal, even if on dates, until you get the blessing of the suhoor, as this meal is what makes a person able to fast without any health problems.