Ramadan Health Tips
Ramadan is here and it is imperative to be fit and healthy both physically and emotionally. Let’s be honest, fasting is not easy! But fasting and feasting equal a bad combination, so it is important to take good care of your body and mind. Clinique La Prairie Spa has shared with us a few healthy guidelines direct from the medical expert at the Clinique La Prairie Spa, Dr. Lopez (Medical Director).
Protect your skin
With the month of Ramadan, comes the harsh temperatures and not having water during the day can cause your skin to damage. Protect your skin by using their a very hydrating cream to keep your skin looking supple and feeling fresh.
Detox with tea
Drink a herbal green tea after your heavy meal and before your suhoor meal every morning, to keep your body hydrated and purified in a healthy and natural way, eliminate excess fluid and awaken your metabolism. When taken every day throughout the year, green tea can also slow down aging and gives your body new found energy, along with reducing the feeling of hunger.
Have a balanced diet rich in protein and vitamin. Your meal should include vegetables, fruits rich in vitamins (orange/kiwi/lemon) with carrots (vitamin A) and cereals which are a source of Vitamin B.
Do not participate in strenuous activities, but stick to an aqua gym, swimming, pilates and yoga which will work on the elasticity of your body.
Say no to spices
There is a tendency to ingest excessive spices at the break of fast such as peppers, zaatar, and sugars, all of which increase levels of sugar in the blood, leading to possible diabetes and obesity. As spicy food weakens digestive strength, try to opt for mint, infusions of fennel, basil, chamomile and cardamom which are easier to digest.
If you manage a good healthy diet with decent physical activity, you will be able to regulate an 8-hour sleep pattern which is imperative as the body is in fasting mode. For a good night’s sleep, use an infusion of verbena, chamomile, and hot milk.