Common Mistakes In Suhoor And Iftaar


1. Drinking “Rooh Afza” on a daily basis🍹

– Why: It contains high amounts of sugar, additives and colorants

– Solution: If you have to, drink it twice a week maximum.

2. Drinking large amounts of water at Iftaar time.

– Why: Filling the stomach with water is more strenuous to it than with food. 

– Solution: have a few sips at Iftaar then a glass after every two hours.

3. Exercising directly after Iftaar.

– Why: the body’s blood flow is concentrated around the stomach at that time.

– Solution: Exercise after two hours of eating to ease digestion.

4. Chewing and swallowing food fast.

– Why: chewing food slowly can speed up digestion and help maintain your weight.

5. Having dessert directly after Iftaar.

– Why: they make you drowsy and sleepy 😴

– Solution: leave at least a two hour gap between Iftaar and dessert to stay fresh and awake for Ishaa and Taraweeh prayers.

6. Consuming foods with high amounts of sodium.

– Why: Sodium triggers thirst through out the fasting hours of the day.
– Solution: instead, eat foods that are high in potassium, they retain water and suppress your thirst.

# Bananas are high in potassium. A banana at Suhoor time can control your thirst level through out the day.

# Best sources of potassium for Suhoor time: 
– bananas 🍌
– milk 🍼
– dates
– avocados 🍏
– dried peaches 🍐
– pistachios
– pumpkin 🍠
– peas 
– dark chocolate 🍫

# Worst choices for Suhoor: 
– Biryani 
– Kabab 
– Pizza 
– fast food in general 
– Cheese 🍕
– Haleem

# Best choices for Suhoor: 
– potato
– rice
– dates
– whole grain bread 
– banana 🍌


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