Post On 26 Apr 2021
The pleasure of breaking the fast does not mean the freedom to eat any kind of food. Even though you are hungry and thirsty, keep thinking clearly in sorting out what foods are right and healthy for the body. So, choose foods that can restore your energy when breaking the fast. That way, fasting is not hampered and the body remains in shape.
To make it easy to determine what foods are consumed during the fasting month, try to pay attention to the list below.
Mung beans, almonds, soybeans, and others have good fat content, especially after the body has not eaten for a long time. Nuts also make us a little full so we don't just rely on rice to fill up our stomach.
Water, fruit juice, or milk
Starting your iftar with these three types of drinks will prevent dehydration while fasting and provide the essential fluids your body needs. After all, plain water is still your best source of hydration.
Vegetables and fruit
Vegetables are complementary foods that must be available every time you eat. Apart from being rich in vitamins and minerals, vegetables also contain fiber which is good for digestion. Consumption of fiber every day will help you get vitamins and minerals so that you avoid constipation during fasting.
Just like vegetables, fruit is also rich in vitamins, minerals, and fiber. Prepare fruits such as bananas, apples, avocados, or dates which can also help increase your stamina.
There is also an option to snack on Unifam products, namely Pino Jelly. Pino Jelly comes with the advantage of having a high vitamin C content. This can help maintain endurance every day. The calories contained in Pino Jelly are classified as low at 70 calories/cup so it is safe for daily consumption.
In addition, Pino Jelly is made from konjac, a food processed from Japanese sweet potato. Konnyaku itself is suitable for consumption for those who are very concerned about health in food. The high fiber content can improve digestion to help achieve normal body weight.
So, those are the recommended foods during fasting. Now, it's time to enrich your knowledge about foods that should be avoided in this month of Ramadan
The caffeine in coffee can increase the release of acid in an empty stomach. This will disturb your digestive system to work optimally.
If you still want to consume coffee, wait 1-2 hours after breaking the fast. For people with ulcers, you can eat dates first so that the stomach is not empty.
Sour and spicy foods are thought to trigger ulcers. Gastritis or gastritis is an inflammation that occurs in the lining of the stomach.
Although spicy food does not directly cause heartburn, it can trigger and worsen heartburn symptoms. Spicy food when it enters the digestive tract can irritate the mucosal lining of the stomach.
Especially if spicy food is consumed at the same time as sour food (for example, you eat a salad with sour fruit and spicy spices). For that, avoid sour and spicy foods as an iftar menu.
Soft or carbonated drinks should be avoided when breaking the fast. These types of drinks contain air bubbles with carbon dioxide which will be released from the liquid when it reaches the stomach.
Consumption of these drinks can lead to increased gas production in the gastrointestinal tract. You will also feel limper, have discomfort in your stomach, and often burp.
Instead, choose coconut water or plain water to get rid of thirst.
Of course, it's delicious to eat bakwan or tofu. However, if you want the optimal benefits of fasting, avoid or at least limit fried foods and absorb lots of oil.