As Ramadan coincides with summer this year, suhoor is more important for anyone who is fasting. Because, due to the hot weather, the body loses more water and the days are longer, therefore you will abstain from food or drinks for a long period of time. This means you need to consume foods that will quench your thirst for long periods of time. Everything is clear up to here. So, what do you need to eat during suhoor in order to fast in a healthy manner?
Specialists say heavy meals should not be consumed during suhoor.
You consider suhoor as an early breakfast. Think how you consume nutritious and light foods at breakfast; the same should apply to suhoor. You should not forget to consume plenty of liquid along with this nutritious breakfast.
You should consume foods that are slower in absorption than other nutrients and therefore creating a feeling of satiety.
Foods that raise blood sugar levels slowly such as meat, milk, cheese, yoghurt, eggs, but at the same time create a feeling of fullness. Hence you can include them in your suhoor meals.
You should especially stay away from pastries, fried foods.
This type of food will both challenge your digestive system and pave the way for stomach ailments. Because you do not have too much time to digest the food you eat during suhoor. Considering that you will sleep after a while after you have eaten your meal you should definitely stay away from such heavy foods.
Instead of white bread, you should prefer full wheat bread.
White bread is also included in the pastry category, which will cause the digestive system to work harder. So, during suhoor meal, you should instead prefer wheat bread, in limited quantities. Full wheat bread is richer in terms of vitamin B and will ward off hunger.
Since spicy and sugary products can disturb you while fasting, you should substitute them with healthier foods.
Spicy foods can cause you to be more thirsty and sugary foods will cause you to be hungrier more quickly. So, you should not choose spicy foods and you should eat more fruits instead of sugary products.
According to experts; "milk" is the nutrient that reduces the human body's need for hunger to the maximum.
As per researches, 1 glass of milk can keep a person full for exactly for 5 hours. Therefore, you may especially prefer milk at your suhoor meal. Milk, on the one hand, will keep you full and provide you with minerals and vitamins you will need during Ramadan.
You should never consume junk food during suhoor
We had mentioned above that the most important meal for someone fasting is suhoor. How good you will fast in the following day is dependent upon this meal. For a healthy fasting, you should refrain from leftover food, biscuits, ready-made foods purchased from outside, and you should consume healthy, satisfying foods during suhoor.
You should drink plenty of water
Unfortunately, it is impossible to drink 8 glasses of water at once. Therefore, you are not to postpone water consumption into suhoor. By consuming water in certain intervals after iftar, you may keep your body ready for water requirement. In addition, natural liquids such as compote will meet the water requirement of your body.
You should refrain from salty foods.
Although olives are very beneficial for breakfast consumption, you may get thirstier due to its high salt content while fasting. Salty meals will create same impact over your body. Therefore, you should keep away from such meals at least during Ramadan.
These articles may also be of interest to you:
8 Essential Dishes And Desserts For The Ramadan Feast Table
8 Near Abroad Locations You May Want To Visit During The Short Ramadan Holiday