The long hours of fasting during the day can make it difficult to choose the right foods for Sehri and Iftaar. It is a common misconception that eating heavy food items for Sehri will help to keep hunger at bay. Sehri should be a moderate meal and contain wholesome foods, rich in fibre, which will help release energy throughout the day and keeps you full.
People tend to over eat during Sehri time, assuming that it will keep them full throughout the day. Overeating and consuming foods that are oily and fattening will only make it more challenging for your body to digest them. It also gives bad sensations during the fasting hours.
Here are few healthier options to consume during Sehri.
Try to eat high-fibre foods and complex carbohydrates such as grains and pulses. Your body takes longer to break down and absorb these foods, so they will fuel you better during your hours of fasting.
Sehri should comprise foods such as eggs, grains, dairy products and lean meat along with fruits, vegetables, low-fat milk, fruit juice and nuts.
Do not drink too many cups of tea at Sehri. Tea contains caffeine which causes urination and water loss.
Avoid fast food during Sehri as they exert pressure on digestive system.
Avoid spicy food as much as possible.
Fresh and healthy milkshakes and juices are an excellent way to stay hydrated and to obtain essential nutrients.
Plain yogurt with some choice of fruits and nuts is also a healthier meal option.
Boiled eggs are good source of protein and also keep you full throughout the day.
Oatmeal with skimmed milk and fruits is a best option for Sehri.
Foods high in complex carbohydrates such as bread, rice and potatoes and whole grain breads are highly suggested for Sehri.
People usually consume plenty of water during Sehri, it’s not a good practice. Water dilutes acid content in stomach and causes indigestion and bloating.
Source: Business Recorder