How to stay hydrated during Ramadan
25 April 2022, 01:42 pm
If you have been fasting every year, you know how difficult it is not to dip your hands in water and quench your thirst in no time. Indeed, it is difficult because the purpose of fasting is to teach you to control yourself and to develop patience within you.
Let’s talk about how you can take care of your hydration levels to make your fast easier. Here are six tips to stay hydrated during Ramadan:
Drink plenty of water
Drink, drink and drink as much water as possible between Iftar and Sehri. It will replenish your thirst and energy levels. Water is a cure for many problems like constipation, headaches, dizziness, fatigue and dry skin. If you want extra benefits, get addicted to warm water, as it is also great for digestion.
Abstain from sugary liquids
No juice for you, especially in Sehri time. Any food containing sugar will dehydrate your body much faster than you think. Instead, eat a salad of green vegetables that contain a lot of water. See Ramadan as an opportunity to transition to a healthy lifestyle.
You may not realize it, but clothing plays an important role in maintaining your body’s hydration levels. For example, you want to stay out of the dark when outdoors because it attracts heatwaves and causes you to lose water in the form of sweat. If the month of Ramadan falls in the summer, choose light clothes and pastel tones.
Say no to salty foods
High sodium foods cause thirst during fasting hours of the day. The wise choice is to avoid such objects in Sehri.
Exercise every day
The idea of exercise may seem daunting at first, but you need to realize the value it represents. In times of exercise, your body releases toxins and other detrimental origins that cause dehydration. Don’t forget to rehydrate by drinking before bed and while in Sehri.
Break your fasts with dates
Dates help with hydration as they are a natural source of glucose and great fuel for energy. Dates are also packed with nutrients and vitamins that can help your body get through the fasting month.