Thirst becomes very intense during fasting, especially as the timing of the month of Ramadan coincides with the summer, heat alone can make our bodies thirsty for water, how can we keep our bodies from drought, and how to resist thirst during fasting, or reduce the intensity?
The feeling of thirst increases and intensifies during the day in Ramadan because of the extreme heat that makes our bodies lose water throughout the fasting period. However, it is possible to help our bodies maintain water, resist thirst, and follow the principles of healthy nutrition during the month of fasting. So we have to do some effort to avoid thirst and this effort is much less than the suffering of some throughout the day of Ramadan.
Know the most important tips to help you avoid feeling thirsty during fasting.
Drink plenty of water:
Water is the basis for maintaining body hydration and preventing dehydration, and water can not be replaced or replaced by any alternative drink. Experts recommend drinking at least a liter of water a day. The water we drink should preferably contain minerals and salts to compensate for the salts lost by the body, especially when sweating.
You can add some healthy ingredients to your cup of water such as lemon slices, fresh mint leaves, or grated ginger.
2- Fluids of all kinds:
All soft drinks, especially natural fruit juices containing minerals. It is advisable to avoid juices containing processed sugars, materials, and industrial colors, and may be harmful to health and cause allergies.
3 – Eat fruits and vegetables rich in water:
It is preferable to eat fresh vegetables and fruits during the suhoor meal. This is because they contain large quantities of water and fiber that remain for a long time in the intestines. Which reduces the feeling of thirst.
The option of more vegetables known for moisturizing the body. The option also helps to relieve neurological disorders, as it contains dietary cellulose fibers that facilitate digestion, expel toxins from the body, and cleanse the intestines.
4 – Delay the meal of Suhoor:
It is better to have the meal after midnight so that the fasting person can tolerate thirst. Suhoor should be a snack.
5. Avoid eating salt-rich foods
Salty foods increase the body’s need for water, so it is best to avoid adding too much salt to food, and keep away from salty foods, such as salted fish and pickles. Lemon drops can be added instead of using salt in food spice.
Avoid spices and spices:
Meals that contain a high amount of spices and spices, make us need to drink more water, because these foods absorb water from the body, so prefer to avoid those foods, especially during Suhur.
7 – reduce the intake of caffeine drinks and stimulants:
Stimulants such as tea and coffee, preferably avoided during the month of Ramadan, because it contains caffeine, which increases the activity of kidneys, and enhances its role in the production of urine. Hot drinks can not be considered an alternative to water.
8. Refrain from drinking soft drinks:
Soft drinks and energy drinks contain carbon, which causes flatulence, feeling fullness, and prevents the body from using fluids.
9 – Avoid exposure to direct sunlight:
Exposure to the sun directly causes the body to increase sweating, resulting in the loss of a large proportion of water and expose the body to drought and feeling thirsty.