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.
Nutrition Recommendations For Ramadan
During the month of Ramadan, Proper nutrition is very important to help prevent any health problems that may arise from inappropriate food choices or as a consequence of over-eating. There are no special dietary rules for Ramadan, but a balanced healthy approach is essential.
The healthy plate model should be applied to your dinner meal to help you maintain a good balance of carbohydrates, protein and vegetables.
Healthy Food choices in Ramadan could be:
- A 100-200g of low-fat yoghurt
- A wholegrain salad/cheese/tuna sandwich
- 1-2 pieces of fresh fruit
- A cup of low-fat milk
- A handful of nuts
- Popcorn (unsalted and unbuttered)
- Fresh fruit juice
Avoid as much as possible:
- Fried foods which can make you feel sluggish and fatigued
- Salt and high salt foods
- Foods high in refined sugars, which do not provide sustainable energy.