Ramadan Health Tips
By Homeopath Tina Krombach
- Ramadan fasting gives the body’s digestive tract a rest from continuous digestion work. However, your metabolism should not lay down its duties completely, which can be prevented by adequate rehydration at the time of Iftar, ideally by 2 glasses of room temperature, still water that can be pepped up with juice of a freshly squeezed lemon, slices of organic cucumber, pieces of ginger and a handful of organic mint leaves. It is best to wait for about 20 minutes after drinking before you proceed with dates and avoid drinking liquid with solid food in general.
- Salad, when enjoyed before a cooked meal, stimulates the digestion juices and enzymes as preparation for your metabolism. Fibrous foods and light activity will support healthy digestion and prevent constipation. In some cases natural dietary supplementation is needed to keep a healthy bowel activity.
- There are certain food combinations that have a beneficial effect on your health and others can be very demanding on the digestive organs. You can get help with healthy food combinations and individual eating plans from your nutrition specialist. Generally speaking, simple meals are easier to digest.
- For many people it might be necessary to adjust the pH level because we naturally go into an acidic state during times of fasting. Therefore alkaline foods and adequate elimination of acids are important. Your health specialist can help you find the best individual way to stay alkaline and detoxify from acids and toxins.
- Keep the good habits that you have established during Ramadan and continue to celebrate eating without distraction from TV/phone/news etc., noise, stress, worries but in a relaxed and peaceful environment so that you can eat slowly and mindfully. Your body will be grateful!