The Blessed Month of Ramadan is the best time to indulge ourselves into good eating habits. What we eat at Sahoor and Iftar is a crucial part of maintaining a healthy body as fasting with unhealthily eating can lead to dehydration, headaches, poor spinal health, dizziness and fatigue. Ramadan provides a great opportunity to break the chains of bad eating habits. Despite this, people do not abstain themselves from breaking the fasts with lavish feasts. Fried foods, baked goods and sugary sweets remain constant on the Iftar table. The key point to remember this Ramadan is “Moderation”.  A balanced and nutritious diet is sufficed to replenish the energy level between the fasting and to improve the overall health so that you can be more attentive towards your prayers to seek God’s Countless blessings.  

Try following some simple yet effective tips to have a happy healthy Ramadan:

Good Spinal Health Begins With Hydration

In this scorching heat, surviving a 16 hour long fast is quite a challenge. Staying well hydrated is the first step you can take to improve the overall wellness of the spine. The lack of water concentration in the body leads to limited mobility, decreased flexibility and back pain as the spine heavily depends on hydration.  It is advisable that after you break your fast start drinking 2 glasses of water every hour to regulate your body’s water and maintain a good spinal health.

Sugary Foods- Pain in the Joints

Did you ever notice that you feel pain in your joints after Iftar? This is because of over consumption of sugar in your drinks and foods that leads to muscle and joint pain. Sugar depletes important minerals from your body that are necessary for muscle contraction and relaxation.  If you feel excessive joint pain, immediately cut down the intake of excessive sugar than is needed otherwise you will lag behind at Taraweeh Prayers.  

Potassium-Rich Diet

Do you know that adequate intake recommendation for potassium is 4700 milligrams for adults? Potassium is a vital micro-mineral that supports blood pressure, cardiovascular health, bones and muscle strength. However, its deficiency leads to muscle weakness, muscle spasms and fatigue. Try to add potassium rich diet especially banana at the time of Iftar. It would help to make you feel better and improve the overall health and fitness throughout the Ramadan.

When to seek treatment from doctor?

Seek treatment from doctor, if your joint pain worsens even after following the healthy diet routine during the blessed month of Ramadan. For treating your joint pain without surgery or medication, book your appointment with the competent and knowledgeable Consultants of KKT Orthopedic Spine Center.