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Top 10 Tips for Healthy Eating During Ramadan in Dubai

Here’s what to eat and what to avoid to stay healthy throughout Ramadan.

Posted on

10 May 2018

Last updated on 19 April 2020
Top 10 Tips for Healthy Eating During Ramadan in Dubai

During the holy month of Ramadan in Dubai, it is important to follow a simple and healthy diet that will sustain you during the long and hot summer days.

Here are few tips to help you stay in good health throughout Ramadan:

  • Consume slow digesting food, rich in fibre like food that contain grains and seeds (barley, wheat, oats, semolina, beans, lentils, etc…) rather than fast-digesting food containing sugar, white flour, etc... The slow-digesting food last up to 8 hours, while fast-digesting food last for only 3 to 4 hours.
  • Avoid fried and fatty food, as well as food rich in sugar. They cause indigestion, heart-burn and weight problems.
  • Avoid caffeine in drinks such as tea, coffee and cola. Caffeine is a diuretic, it stimulates a faster water loss through urination taking with it valuable mineral salts that the body needs throughout the day.
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  • On the break of fast, have a healthy and balanced Iftar. Do not over eat and drink few more glasses of fluids.
  • Consume dates: they are an excellent source of sugar, fibre, Carbohydrates, Potassium and Magnesium.
  • Consume almonds: they are rich in protein and fibre with less fat.
  • Eat bananas: they are a good source of Potassium, Magnesium and Carbohydrates.
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  • Drink water or fruit juices as much as possible between Iftar and bedtime. This will help your body replenish fluid levels during fast.
  • Exercise: establish a routine to walk at least 30 minutes every day and remain active throughout the day
  • Stay in cool areas (indoors or in shade) and limit your physical activity, during the hottest part of the day.