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A few days are separating us from the holy month of Ramadan. It is important during Ramadan fasting to avoid exposure to the sun, especially from 12 pm to 4 pm, which sees the highest temperatures causing fatigue and increasing the feeling of thirst.

During fasting, it is advised to follow a number of tips to reduce the feeling of thirst, including drinking plenty of liquids and fresh juices during the breakfast period, to adequately hydrate the body and compensate for lack of fluids during fasting hours. It is recommended to drink at least eight cups of water a day.

It is also advised to stay away from canned juices that contain artificial colors and sugars in large quantities, as it increases the feeling of thirst besides being devoid of health benefits and being high in calories. It is recommended to replace it with natural juices.

It is also important during breakfast time to eat fresh fruits and vegetables such as cucumbers, lettuce and tomatoes, as well as melons, and other fruits that contain large amounts of fiber, because it stays in the stomach for a longer time and are also rich in water that provides the necessary hydration to the body, which reduces the feeling of hunger and thirst.

 It is advised to ear it during the Suhoor meal and also important during fasting to eat foods that contain carbohydrates because it is a major source of energy for the body, but it is important to be careful and not to overdo it because it increases the feeling of thirst.

Foods to avoid while fasting

It is advised to avoid high-sodium foods such as processed meats, cheese, and high-salt meals such as pickled fish or pickles in general, during breakfast time and in the Suhoor meal, because it increases the feeling of thirst.

It is also advised to avoid excessive intake of sweets before fasting, because it increases the feeling of thirst, so it is recommended to reduce the intake of sweets in the ten days of the month of Zul-Hijjah, as well as reduce the intake of caffeine-containing beverages such as coffee, tea and soft drinks because it is diuretic, which increases water loss during fasting and increases body dehydration and thirst.

Edited by Zainab Y Hamza

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