Nutritionists have provided ten important advice to avoid the wrong habits that many fall into during the blessed month of Ramadan, and that negatively affect their bodies.
The “Daily Medical Info” website, which is concerned with health affairs, quoted specialists as saying that the most prominent wrong habits are:
Drink a lot of water during the pre-dawn meal
Some believe that drinking water a lot at the time of Suhoor or just before dawn protects the body from thirst during the day, but nutritionists have confirmed that this habit increases the work of the kidneys to get rid of water, and increases the desire to urinate, which may cause thirst during the day, and they advised eating rich foods With water, which works to gradually excrete water in the body during fasting.
Eat quickly during breakfast
Experts recommend eating dates before breakfast to provide the body with the necessary energy, or eating warm soup at the beginning of the meal to help the stomach receive foods, and to avoid eating basic types of foods quickly during breakfast.
Drink cold water directly at breakfast
Scientific studies have shown that drinking cold water directly at breakfast may reduce the movement of blood to the stomach and intestines, which affects the body with digestive problems such as colic or cramps, and also leads to difficult digestion, obesity, and frequent heartburn after breakfast, so nutrition experts advise Drink lukewarm water at room temperature after breakfast, or drink milk with dates.
Neglect of salad dishes
Among the customs that nutritionists have called to avoid is paying attention to basic dishes and neglecting the salad dish on the Ramadan table, as it is important that breakfast and suhoor meals contain vegetables rich in various vitamins and minerals.
Eat dessert after breakfast
Eating sweets directly after breakfast causes the accumulation of fat in the body, and the increase of obesity and cholesterol, so you should wait a little before consuming sweets and be satisfied with a small piece, preferably once or two a week, maximum.
Excessive intake of these foods and drinks
Some people overindulge in fats, fried and fatty foods, as well as soft drinks containing caffeine, during Ramadan, which leads to weight gain as well as heart disease.
Not eating fruits
Fruits are an excellent source of the vitamins and minerals that the body needs in Ramadan, and they also help fight obesity and lose weight, so it is important to make sure to eat fruits during Ramadan.
Salt and spices
Nutritionists advised to reduce salt and spices, stressing that eating salty foods or pickles helps increase the body’s elimination of water, which causes a feeling of thirst and an irregular heartbeat.
Sleeping after breakfast
Studies have proven the necessity of avoiding sleep immediately after eating breakfast, as it causes more weight gain and a decrease in the metabolism process.
Nutritionists have called for avoiding drinking tea immediately after breakfast because it absorbs calcium and iron and reduces the body’s use of food, so it is best to take it at least two hours after breakfast.