Maintaining Balanced Diet In The Month Of Ramadan

The month of Ramadan is approaching fast; it is a very exciting time for Muslims. It helps in uplifting the spirits of all the Muslims and makes their belief and faith more strong on Almighty Allah. Muslims read Quran daily in this month of blessings. This is a Holy Month in which Muslims from all over the world abstain from drinking water and food from the sunrise to sunset. We can enjoy the spiritual cleansing of our minds and bodies. However, the month of Ramadan can be little tough as a Muslim often sleeps less which can affect the productivity and energy level of a person both at work and at home.

Healthy Diet for Energy:

Maintaining and achieving the healthy diet can become difficult. A person must be careful about maintaining balance between the energy that is needed for efficiency and the calories consumed. When you eat all day, your body takes lot of food and stores it into the form of energy in fat cells, glycogen molecules and muscle fibers. There is a chemical in the body named insulin which is responsible for this action.

Often indigestion occurs in the month of Ramadan.  Many people suffer from the stomachaches as they fail to eat healthy food. Some complications also arise because of increased time space between meals. From the medical Point of View, habit of overeating is prohibited for its worse effect on mechanism of body that helps in regulating the metabolism rate of body. This overeating can result in the poor performance of the body.

Effects of Ramadan Diet on Health:

From the Islamic Perspective, overeating can contradict with the main spirit and aims of month of Ramadan, where all Muslims often share the feeling and show association and sympathy with the poor. Quran Teaching will help you in better understanding of fasting benefits on physical health. Fasts of Holy Ramadan can help in improving the health of a person, however, if the diet is not properly followed, it can worsen the situation. According to a research, it was found that a person should make a plan of his diet about what type of food he should eat and how much quantity is suitable. Experts also believe that it is the metabolism of a person which determines that what type of food and substances will be nutritious for him. Intake of excess food in Iftar or Suhur can be dangerous for a person and can severely affect the metabolism of a person.

Maintaining Balance Diet:

There should be balanced meal that consists of carbohydrates, fat, sugar and protein. This wakes up the body and it starts to function normally. In this way, weight remains the same and brain of a person gets more energy to function in a proper manner or way. Drinking lot of water can also serve as prevention from dehydration. For remaining healthy in the month of Ramadan, normal quantities of food like cereal, bread, meat, beans, vegetable and fruit must be consumed. Medical practitioners also suggest that the ability to remain lazy or active during Ramadan depends on the quantity and type of food that a person consumes. It is also said that one should stay away from the junk food and the gas forming foods like lots of beans at night. Nutritionists suggest a proper diet plan to stay healthy and perform all the daily activities efficiently and tirelessly during daytime without losing too much energy of the body.

May Allah help all the Muslims to make Holy Month of Ramadan a shield in Hereafter and the intercessor in grave and May Allah guide all the Muslims towards making this Ramadan a source for gathering lots of blessings and getting all ones major and minor sins forgiven.

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