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.
Stay Healthy In Ramadan With Balanced Diet And Hygienic Food
Ramadan is a month of fasting, by abstaining from drinks and food from dawn to sunset.
A well-nourished person will not have any problem when fasting as he has all nutrient reserves to sustain during fast. it is important to stay healthy, have a balanced diet and eat hygienic food
The main concern when fasting is the fluid-electrolyte balance, as this is the period of peak summer, and the fluid requirement is generally high. To prevent dehydration drink enough water after and before fast.
Ramadan fasting does not lead to malnutrition since there is no restriction on type and amount of food intake before dawn and after sunset. However, unbalanced food, less intake and the presence of any acute or chronic diseases can lead to under-nutrition. Increased intake of fatty food, refined foods, sweets, junk food can lead to over-nutrition. Thus it becomes very important to choose right food and right quantity to stay healthy.