Fasting during the Holy Month of Ramadan can be very beneficial to your health if you do it correctly. Fasting can result in weight loss and even in starting a new healthier lifestyle.

Salad

After eight hours of fasting, our bodies enter into the fasting state. Normally, our bodies use glucose as the main energy source. During fast, body starts to use fat when the glucose has run out. At a later stage, fat is replaced with protein of muscles.

In order to avoid muscle loss, eating a balanced diet that includes also fat and carbohydrates is important. After breaking fast, self-discipline can be difficult, but it pays out. Traditionally, Iftar is started out with some dates that bring loads of energy. Fruit juices are also great. Drink also a big glass of water to quench your thirst. Fill your plate with vegetables, whole grains and meat, fish or vegetarian protein source. Include also some fat and low fat dairy goods. Fruits are the best alternative for desert.

Bilberries wild blueberries

Best possible Suhoor contains wholesome food that provides you with energy for several hours. Salads and cereals like oat which are slow to digest are great.

Healthy fasting and Ramadan Kareem!

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