Staying hydrated during Ramadan could be a challenge especially when you are living in Pakistan. The problem of dehydration in being intensified every other year as the country gets hotter and hotter. Nowadays cities except for the northern ones are boiling and people are facing difficulties during their fast. in order to stay hydrated and spend your fast without getting dehydrated below are some important do’s and don’ts which you should follow;
1) Drink lots of water
Fast during working days and in this blazing hot weather is quite difficult and people start getting dehydrated if they don’t consume enough amount of water. So, start drinking water right after your iftar meal and drink at least 6-8 glasses of water in total till suhoor so that your day goes well, and your body stays hydrated.
2) Eat fruits or vegetables with higher water content
If it is not possible for you to drink 8 glasses of water between iftar and suhoor then try to eat fruits or vegetables that are rich in water content so that they can provide water to your body and compensate for the glasses that you couldn’t drink. Such fruits and vegetables are watermelon, lettuce, cucumbers and green peppers.
3) Drink fresh juices
Instead of drinking the packed juices, prepare fresh juices using fresh fruits as they are extremely healthy and have greater water content and don’t make you feel thirsty during the fast. processed juices have a high sugar content that increases the thirst.
4) Limit your outdoor activity
The scorching heat of the Sun causes you to sweat which results in the loss of water from your body. So, limit your outdoor activity and reschedule it to be done in cooler time.
1) Don’t drink lots of water in one go
Drinking 2-3 glasses of water in one go causes all of it to flush out of the body at one time. So, keep a bottle with you and take sips with some time intervals so that you don’t lose all of your body water at once.
2) Don’t consume much salt
Almost every preserved or a canned food have higher sat content that could increase your risk of dehydration. Make sure you don’t consume much salt in your suhoor meal in order to prevent yourself from dehydrating during fast.
3) Don’t eat spicy food
Such food is seasoned with different spices that consume water from your body as soon as you drink it and causes dehydration during fasting if you eat spicy food in your suhoor meal. However, mildly spiced food is okay but not more than that.
4) Don’t go in direct sunlight
As mentioned above, going out in direct sunlight could cause your body to dehydrate as water would leave your body in the form of sweats. This is why limiting your outdoor activity is suggested or if you have to go out then take an umbrella with you so that you can avoid direct contact with the sunlight.