Hyderabad: This year, Ramadan is going to start in the month of May. Keeping this fact into view, it is important to note what to eat in Sehri and Iftar to maintain energy level.
Both the meals, Sehri and Iftar, should be a well-balanced one containing items from vegetables, cereals, meat, dairy products and fruits.
It may be mentioned that Sehri needs to be such that it provides enough energy and keeps you hydrated. Yogurt keeps you hydrated throughout the day. Salty food and caffeinated drinks should be avoided.
In Iftar, fruits should be consumed. Dates are excellent to break the fast as it instantly gives energy and hydrate quickly. Hydrating vegetable such as cucumber should be consumed as it keeps your body cool. High sugar and fried foods should not be consumed. Carbonated drinks should also be avoided. Coconut is one of the good choices as it keeps a person hydrated.
According to the report published in Khaleej Times, diabetic patients need to visit the doctor before the start of Ramadan.
Dr. Wafaa Ayesh, Director of Nutrition at the Dubai Health Authority (DHA), said that skipping Sehri can result in ‘heat stress’. People who skip Sehri and have heavy dinner are at higher risk of ‘heat stress’.