Ministry of health calls upon Egyptians to quit smoking, in its all types, and start Ramadan with a healthy life.
In a statement that was recently released, the ministry’s staff advised people to lessen the amount of caffeinated beverages.
People have to eat the pre-dawn meal at late time and focus on starches, water, vegetables, beans and dairy products.
“All food products have to be brought from accredited sources to guarantee its safety,” the ministry stressed.
During iftar, the people should avoid over-eating and never eat red, white meat and fish in one single meal.
Also, a healthy life style in Ramadan requires decreasing the intake of sugar, salt, fatty food to the minimum level, in addition to practicing sports.
Regarding sleeping hours, the ministry urged people, especially students, to sleep for 7 hours minimum per day.
For older persons who are suffering from chronic diseases, it’s better not to fast unless a doctor gives an approval.
“The exposure to intense sunlight for prolonged periods may lead to serious consequences,” the ministry warned.
People who are suffering from hypertension disorders should follow with a competent doctor to determine the necessary medicines that should be taken.
Moreover, diabetics must measure blood sugar level on a regular basis during the day and stop fasting in case of high or low rates, in addition to drinking from 1 to 1.5 liters of water.