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farhan
05-24-2015, 02:59 PM
1. Drinking Milkshakes made with syrups etc. on a daily basis

- Why: It contains high amounts of sugar, additives and colourants
- 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 & 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
- kebab
- pizza
- fast food in general
- cheese
- haleem

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

# Drinking lots of water at suhoor is important, but not as much as drinking it through out your non-fasting hours.
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