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The holy month of Ramzan is here. Fasting all through the month, during the day, has been one of the customs that has been followed since the ancient times by the Muslim community.
However, with its beginning, many of them often get to face severe constipation-related issues. The change in the routine food and lifestyle with reduced intake of fluids, water and fibres are the chief reasons leading to constipation.
As per the belief of the community, the fast is observed to bring them closer to God and also to remind them of the suffering of those who are less fortunate.
Also Read: Significance Of Fasting During Ramzan
During this time, people from the Muslim community can often be seen donating to charities and feeding them.
It is also a month of prayers. Early morning that is pre-dawn, they eat one meal which is called 'suhoor'.
Then throughout the day, they do not eat nor drink water. All through the day, they pray about five times. Then again in the evening, after sunset, they have one meal that is popularly known as 'iftar', which in most cases comprises of rich food.
Also Read: Rituals And Customs Of Ramzan
Due to this change in the food habit, many of them tend to get a constipated feeling. If not taken care of, it might lead to piles end in the person having a bloated feeling.
To avoid this type of a constipation condition and indigestion during the holy Ramzan month, Boldsky brings to you a list of foods that should be included, especially for the 'suhoor' and 'iftar'. Have a look:
1. Include Lots Of Vegetables:
Vegetables contain a lot of fibre that is healthy. Vegetables like beans, peas and chickpeas need to be included in the meals during the fasting period of Ramzan.This helps to make the stool soft and easy to pass.
2. Plenty Of Juicy Fruits:
Fruits like apples, bananas, papayas, passion fruit, figs, avocados, etc, that are rich in fibres should be included during the pre-dawn meal. This helps in providing the needed hydration.
3. Include Whole Grains And Legumes:
Slow-digesting foods like whole grains such as oats, pulses, wheat, lentils, flax seeds, etc, should be included in the meals taken during the fasting period of Ramzan. This helps prevent constipation.
Skinless chicken, fish, etc, contain low fats but at the same time are a rich source of protein. This helps in building up the immune system during the fasting period of ramzan. Also, make sure to drink plenty of water before and after the fasting period to keep constipation at bay.
5. Include Probiotics:
Probiotics like yougurt helps in preventing constipation that is caused by an intake of low-calorie foods, which happens during the time of Ramzan. Make sure to include more of this.
6. Include Lots Of Juice And Water:
Apart from water, including fresh fruit juices can also help prevent dehydration and constipation during the Ramzan fasting. Include tender coconut water, watermelon juice, orange juice, pineapple juice and grape juice to keep dehydration at bay.
7. Include Dates:
Dates should be included in the diet during the fasting period of Ramzan. Dates are a good source of fibre, carbohydrates, potassium, magnesium and also sugar. This helps in keeping the sugar level in control and prevents dizziness.
8. Include Almonds:
Of all the dry fruits, almonds are considered to be one of the best foods to be consumed during the fasting period of Ramzan. Almonds are rich in protein and fibres and contain less amount of fats.