Intermittent Fasting During the Month of Ramadan
In Ramadan, people are advised to break their fast with one or two glasses of water, some natural foods like a few dates or fruit, and soup to provide hydration. The Iftar meal usually contains a source of complex carbohydrates, (brown rice, wholegrain pasta, bread, potatoes) which provide a more stable and sustainable source of energy. It is a good idea to include two servings of veg per meal during fasting days.
You can also incorporate lean protein (fish, skinless chicken or turkey, low-fat dairy) as part of your Iftar meal. If you’re a vegetarian, go for other protein sources such as legumes, beans and nuts. Don’t bolt your food. After going without eating for an entire day, it may lead to indigestion. So have a light Iftar that includes sensible portions, and avoid foods high in fat, salt and sugar.