Abstaining from food and drink for nearly 2/3 of the day is a mental and physical challenge. Therefore, maintaining a healthy and nutritious diet is essential.
Foods like grains, fresh fruits, dates, milk, yoghurt, eggs and nuts should be included in one’s diets before and during Ramadan.
It is also important to remember, although lavish feasts are quite common, it is recommended to eat moderately like the time of the Prophet Muhammed (PBUH), with no extravagance or waste.
Recommended Ramadan dishes: Oatmeal topped with fruit and nuts, bread with a boiled egg and a piece of fruit, and a bowl of vegetable soup, a piece of whole-grain toast, and a glass of low-fat milk.