Health

Check Out the Best Tips To Dealing With Thirst in Ramadan!

You might have stumbled upon many articles during previous Ramadans about how you can stay hydrated or how to avoid being thirsty in Ramadan. We all read those articles but somehow, forget and move on. We just need a reminder of what we should do to avoid being thirsty in Ramadan. During Ramadan day, all you want is to drink water and this is mainly because you drink a lot of water after breaking your fast incorrectly. Every Ramadan, we have the fear of thirst. In fact, we consider it as our worst enemy for the entire month, especially because this year, temperatures during Ramadan would reach 30 to 40 degrees. Imagine fasting in such excruciating temperatures. You go out on daily endeavors, let it be work, school, meetings or running errands, we get exposed to the sun and the hot weather, which would definitely have us crashing on the bed with no intentions whatsoever to attend to any other tasks. While breaking your fast at Iftar time, you will, for the most part, eat too much till you suffer a pleasurable food coma. For hydration, you might get yourself a can of pop, to drink with your food, which couldn’t be any more less fitting for Ramadan, as they trigger thirst.
Here we will guide you through the entire process of controlling your thirst with some tips and tricks including the food you can eat and drinks that will quench your thirst during the day, making your day a lot more bearable.

Eat Fresh Fruits & Vegetables

Eat plenty of them after breaking your fast whether as a snack or at your Suhoor. They will reduce your feeling of both thirst and hunger, as they supply your body with the necessary nutrients and nourish your body with the needed liquids and fibers. Watermelons, tomatoes, cucumbers, strawberries, peaches, and oranges are surely to provide and sustain your body against thirst.

Drink Water

Between Iftar and Suhoor time, make sure you fit in 8 to 12 cups of water to be drunk on equal time intervals. Your body loses more fluids during the day and needs to stay hydrated and water will replenish your thirst. Try not to drink large quantities of water all at once or during a meal, instead, drink water between your meals.

Avoid Caffeine

Some people wait until Iftar time just to take their coffee drink however if they knew and realize how it affects them negatively they will stop it immediately. Caffeine drinks accelerate water loss which will eventually lead to dehydration during the day and the day after. Try to cut down this habit to avoid losing liquids from your body and replace these caffeinated drinks like tea, coffee and soda drinks with fresh juices.

Stay Healthy

Stay healthy with good food choices that give your body the essentials that it needs and avoid salty and spicy food, and salted snacks like nuts, and pickles, because these will increase your thirst during the fasting period. Your Iftar should be a combination of grains, proteins, vegetables, fruits and healthy oils.

Be Cool!

It may sound weird, but it’s true! This means you’d avoid sweating and losing water during fasting. It’s a bit challenging as we go out and attend to tasks and endeavors daily, but try to adopt the AC as your new best friend during the month of Ramadan. Being in cool temperatures will reduce water loss in the body.
Now you’re all set and ready!