We have collected some common reasons & tips to stay hydrated during fasting. By following these simple tips you can feel fresh & carry out your daily activities without feeling tired or fatigued.
Why we feel dehydrated during fasting?
It does not matter where you from, you will agree to the changes created by the holy month of Ramadan in our daily life. We stay hungry & thirsty from dusk to dawn during fasting also the eating period between iftar & the suhoor is very short. So, it is hard to manage our water intake during such a short interval of time also we feel bloated after iftar as well. Hence, we start to feel tired & dehydrated.
The reason we feel dehydrated during fasting is that our body failed to get the nutrients & balanced diet that our body needs for functioning. We end up eating unhealthy & junk food during iftar & suhoor & that leads our body in fatigued & hydrated state. If you want to stay fresh & active you need to eat healthy food in iftar & suhoor. We will discuss such food items in the latter part of the article.
Water is the necessary component to stay hydrated & a body maximum bear without going water for less than 15 hours a day, after that it can cause dehydration. During the holy month of Ramadan, our water intake decreases, so we need to take extra measures to fulfill the liquid intake of our body.
Another reason that makes us feel tired & dehydrated during fasting is the intense heat of summer. Avoid going out unnecessarily & stay indoors to keep yourself safe from the intense heat of summer. But, we can’t stay indoors for long because of our jobs & routine work. So, we collected some super doper tips for you to stay hydrated during this holy month of Ramadan.
Following are some tips; everyone should have to follow if they want to keep active & hydrated:
- If you want to stay hydrated wear light clothes, does not matter if you are going outside or staying indoors.
- Stay indoors & shop online but if you have to go outside, take a cold shower as soon as you return home.
- Spending too much time on electronic devices can also cause fasting fatigue, dehydration & headache. So, reduce your screen time & spend as much time as you can with your family.
- Try to stay away from stove eat & also try to cook easy meals during fasting.
- Sleep more to stay fresh & active during fasting.
Now, you have a better understanding of the reasons behind dehydration while fasting. Let’s take a look at how to stay hydrated while fasting.
Tips to stay hydrated while fasting
There is a long list of positive reinforcements & blessings that the holy month of Ramadan brings for us. Some of them are sacrifice, caring for others & gratitude. Follow, the following tips to stay fresh & active & enjoy the positive reinforcements & blessings of the Holy month of Ramadan.
- Avoid excessive use of sugary & salty drinks
- Break your fasting with water
- Increase vegetables & fruits intake
- Decrease caffeine intake
- Add chia seeds in your beverages
Break your fasting with water
Water is one of the essential components that our body needs for full functioning. But for some reason, we forget about water during iftar & eat a lot of other things.
We know, it is hard to go against the temptation, but all one has to do is to plan his/her water intake & also keep track of it. To avoid is a temptation, it is best to keep a small glass of water with you & sit at a distance from other beverages. When it is time to break the fast you will lay your hands on the first available thing & it will be the water.
You can also track your water intake by using multiple fitness & health application available on play store or App stores. Keep a water bottle with you after iftar, you will automatically have the will to drink it from time to time. Always keep small bottles or small cups to drink water, it will help you trick your brain & increase your water intake.
Avoid excessive use of sugary & salty drinks
The next important point is to stay hydrated while fasting is to avoid excessive use of sugary & salty drinks. We understand that avoiding cold beverages is almost impossible for many of us.
No doubt, sugary & salty drinks make us feel fresh but they also make us feel bloated, increase thirst & lead our body to dehydration. We will not ask you to completely cut out sugary & salty drinks but you have to follow the following two things for a win-win situation.
Firstly, you need to reduce your intake of sugary & salty drinks. Fix days to drinks these drinks if you are failed to avoid these drinks, the second idea might help you out.
Store beverages are prepared with harmful chemicals. Not only these drinks contain a large amount of sugar & salt but these drinks will also make you feel bloated & affect your health. You can replace these drinks with homemade fresh juices & sherbet.
Increase vegetables & fruits intake
This category does not need an explanation. We all know that vegetables & fruits are rich in nutrients &they can help you to stay active & hydrated while fasting. You can take vegetables in any form you like raw or cooked. You can also take fruits in form f smoothies or fruit chat.
Try to break your fast with small portions of fruits & vegetables after a glass of water. Fruits & vegetables are also rich in fibers that not only make you feel better but also fulfill the fiber need of your body.
Decrease caffeine intake
Decreasing caffeine intake might be the hardest thing to do for all of us. Pakistanis have a different relationship with tea, it does not matter in which region of Pakistan you live. Whether it is suhoor or iftar, our meal is incomplete without a cup of hot tea. You need to reduce the intake of caffeine by reducing the amount of tea also you can replace the milk tea with herbal tea or green tea.
Add chia seeds in your beverages
The most effective way to avoid dehydration during Ramadan is to take chia seeds. In short, the chia seeds are a lifesaver for us. Not only you can add chia seeds in a beverage but also take them with simple water. Soaked them for 2 hours are simply eat them or mix them in your water bottle. If you want to stay hydrated, take chia seeds in suhoor & iftar. You will feel a great difference within a few days.
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Above we mentioned some of the most common tips that will help you to stay hydrated during Ramadan. With the help of small changes to your routine, you can prevent dehydration when fasting in the holy month of Ramadan. If you have already tried these tips or know other useful tips except these, please feel free to share your reviews or experience with us via the comments section below. If you have any queries related to the article or website feel free to ask us in the comments section below. For more updates stay tuned to the Izloo.com.pk/blog Good luck