Ramadan is the ninth month of the Muslim year when Muslims do not drink or eat between the rising and setting of the sun.
People with certain health conditions bear in mind some points while they observe fasting.
Here are some bits of advice for those people:
Anemia is a medical condition in which somebody has few red cells in their blood, making them look pale and feel weak.
People with anemia should be careful during Ramadan and should control their diet appropriately.
Anemic persons who fast during the month must eat food containing vitamin C, such as tomatoes, guavas, and strawberries, with iron-rich foods.
Diabetes is a medical condition that makes a patient produce a lot of urine and feel very thirsty.
For diabetics, the body burns sugar throughout the day and cravings increase.
In general, fasting can be very challenging for people living with diabetes, particularly for patients with diabetes type one.
Diabetics should plan diligently and well in advance for a safe and healthy Ramadan.
People should follow a correct diet during the holy month .
You should break your fast with dates, avoiding fried, fatty food, sweets as much as possible.
Your “Iftar”, the meal eaten by Muslims after sunset during Ramadan, should contain three dates with one cup of water, soup, appetizers which are rich with vegetables; green salad.
The main dish should include carbohydrates; rice or pasta, and protein found in red meat, chicken or fish.
The best “Suhoor”, meal consumed early in the morning by Muslims before fasting, that will help you stay energized throughout the day should contain some of the following: eggs, avocados, beans, and Greek yogurt.