Important Tips to Stay Hydrated

Important Tips to Stay Hydrated

Hydration is key this Ramadan. Follow these simple steps on how to stay fit!
Important Tips to Stay Hydrated

With Ramadan fast approaching, it is important to keep in mind some simples rules leading toward a healthy month. Every fitness and nutrition expert stresses on the importance of hydration, but along with that there are a few other things to always keep in mind.

Fitness First’s nutritional specialist Banin Shahine, recommends the simple ways to keep fit and healthy this Ramadan.

-          Increase your intake of high water content vegetables and fruits. These include, Tomato, cucumber, lettuce, watermelon, broccoli and grapefruit. Even dairy is said to have a good a good content of water.

-          Decrease your intake of salt and caffeine, as it tends to drain water off the body, leaving you dehydrated.

-          Always make sure to break your fast with water. At any given point in time, your body will always require water over food!

-          Make sure you divide your intake of water throughout the night and do not consume a whole lot of water at once.

-          Keep in hand a personal bottle of water, allowing you to measure your intake.

If you’re not too fond of water, here’s a healthy smoothie recipe by Banin Shahine to break your fast. This is also a great breakfast or a pre-workout meal.

Ingredients:

1 Medium ripe banana

1/4th Cup pitted dates

1 1/4th Cup of almond milk

A dash of cinnamon and sea salt

2 Tbsp of chia seeds (pre-soaked in water for an hour)

Method:

Place all the ingredients in the blender and blend until smooth

Nutrition Facts: 325 calories, 50 g of carbs, 9 g of healthy fats, and 7 grams of protein.

Note: Flax seeds and chia seeds are high in omega 3, in fact, even more as compared to salmon. It is a very beneficial ingredient for your concentration, memory, skin, vision, and heart health.

Cinnamon is a wonder spice that can treat muscles spasms, vomiting, diarrhoea, infections, common cold, loss of appetite, and can also help maintain blood sugar in the body.

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