The Types of Carbs & Protein You Should Consume in Ramadan


Mon, 03 May 2021 - 02:00 GMT

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Do you want to be as fit as fiddle? Or want to lose weight and have strong muscles during the holy month of Ramadan. In order to reach such goals, you should know the types of food that you should include in your Iftar and Suhoor.

First of all, bear in mind that there are two types of carbohydrates;  simple carbs, which are found in fruits and milk, and the complex carbs found in rice, rice cakes,  pasta, bread, and oats.

For Iftar, it is highly recommended to have food enriched with simple carbohydrates, which are easy to digest and absorb. Meanwhile, for Suhoor, you will need complex carbohydrates to provide you with long-lasting energy, besides taking some nutritional supplements.

When it comes to the type of protein you should include in the both meals, meat and vegetables protein should be included in Iftar to provide the body with all types of amino acids. As for Suhoor, it is recommended to eat food containing Casein, a slow-digesting dairy protein which lasts in the body for eight hours. Casein helps the body muscle grow.  You can get it from cottage cheese, yogurt, and some nutritional supplements.

To preserve muscle mass and feel better, it is important to include for your Iftar foods with the right amount of calories and make sure they contain the essential nutritional elements such as carbs, protein, vitamins. Also, keep your water intake monitored, and drink a lot of water after Iftar to compensate for the lack of water while fasting.




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