Ramadan fasting tips: End it slow

 

Ramadan fasting tips: End it slow

The proper way to break your fast is to start slow and gradually continue. Start with dates and water. Or have a fresh fruit juice or yogurt.

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Published: Fri 10 Jun 2016, 10:48 PM

When ending fast, you don't just start off by eating mouthfuls of biryani. This is particularly unhealthy, because your digestive system gets burdened at the end of a long day of fasting, and cannot cope. If you practise gulping down water and then all the food you can see around you, you're doing it wrong. Whilst fasting, the enzymes normally produced by the digestive system slowly stop production, or they stop completely, depending on the type of fast undertaken, so introducing food slowly back into your system gives the body time to restart enzyme production.
The proper way to break your fast is to start slow and gradually continue. Start with dates and water. Or have a fresh fruit juice or yogurt. Then move on to appetisers. Keep going slow with soups or stews, and then move on with a salad and something meaty like rolls or samosas. By then, your body should have readjusted to the intake of food, so you can go ahead with your main courses. Keep your body healthy and don't overwork it during the Holy Month.
 


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