Healthy Food in Ramadan 2015

Ramadan is a month which contains many blessings, it is a chance for Muslims to boost their Naama-e-Aimaal greatly (in the positive way) by doing the deeds that reward us with Sawab such as offering the five daily prayers, behaving good to our parents, giving charity, doing the complete Quran recitation, etc. By boosting the Naama-e-Aimal, we mean the great quality of Ramadan where for every good deed a Muslim is rewarded greatly i.e. the reward is multiplied by seventy.

 

We can see this in the following hadith:

 

“Whoever draws near to Allah during it (Ramadan) with a single characteristic from the characteristics of (voluntary) goodness, he is like whoever performs an obligatory act in other times. And whoever performs an obligatory act during it, he is like whoever performed seventy obligatory acts in other times.” (Sahih Ibn Khuzaymah)

 

Hence, this is one of the reasons why the Holy Month of Ramadan is such a celebrated month and Muslims try to indulge in as many religious activities as they can.

 

Healthy food

Besides the spiritual benefits, the month of Ramadan isn’t free from health benefits as well. With the diet being limited greatly, the digestive system of a Muslim goes through a lot of healthy changes. For instance, when we have remained hungry for a great part of the day, then at the break of Roza (Iftari), we somehow tend to consume more water than food. This plays a very important role for us because this way we will be burning more fat during the rest of the day (before Iftari that is). Moreover, thanks to the Iftari menu culture among Muslims our table menu changes as well, consisting mainly of healthy food recipes. One such healthy food is dated and in the lines below we shall discuss its great attributes and why it is a healthy food to consume during Ramadan.

 

Dates

Often due to the stress that a Muslim goes through in fasting, the body goes through certain problem such as headache, low blood sugar and lethargy. To counter these problems and to make sure that they don’t happen again, one should keep a check on his site and avoid fried, oily and fatty foods which digest and leave one wanting for more. Dates, on the other hand, are neither oily nor with fats. They are an excellent source of fiber, sugar, carbohydrates and other useful minerals. All these aid the body in maintaining good body health. The carbohydrates present in it also make it a slower food to digest thus making us feel like we’re and ultimately prompting us to eat less. Therefore, if Ramadan is observed with a proper check on our diet, then do not over-eat and we shed off extra fat from our bodies as well.