FROM AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR DR GOVIND SHUKLA, NUTRITION EXPERT
Govind Shukla, Specializes in Pharmacology, Toxicology, Nutraceuticals & Herbal Drugs has published More than 50 research papers in National & International Journals. He is also a reviewer of International Journal of Pharmacology & pharmacotherapeutics, Chief editor of IJPNR Journal & Freelance Medical Writer for Different publication Groups including Lambert Academic Publishing Saarbrucken, Germany.
Importance of Vitamins & minerals Rich food during Ramadan
During Ramadan, it is good to include ample amounts of vitamins as well as minerals to prevent skin dryness and dehydration to keep Fit & Healthy.
Vitamin A; is important for a healthy skin, it prevents skin dryness and dehydration in addition to giving your skin a smooth, soft texture. Vitamin A is available in apricots, spinach and green leafy vegetables.
Vitamin B group: Important sources of B vitamins are meat and whole grains. So, include meat, grilled chicken, and fish in your main meal as they are the richest sources.
Vitamin E: Vitamin E benefits include balancing cholesterol, fighting free radicals, preventing disease development, repairing damaged skin, thickening hair, balancing hormones, helping PMS symptoms, improving vision. Vitamin E is found in nuts and vegetable oils that use in cooking.
Vitamin C: plays an important role in maintaining the health. Vitamin C rich fruit juices include orange, strawberries and melon juice.
Selenium and zinc play a role in protecting skin cells and maintaining healthy skin. Both zinc and selenium are required for healthy immune function, Selenium and zinc are mainly found in meat and seafood, so enrich your Iftar with a delicious shrimp dish from time to time.