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 5 Secrets to Amplify Hydration in Ramazan

May 15, 2020

 5 Secrets to Amplify Hydration in Ramazan

Contrary to popular belief, chugging 4 glasses of water in a row at Sehri is not going to help you fight off thirst for too long. The truth is, the body's not going to save all the water you gulped down in one go. You need to make sure that you are sipping on water throughout the night and ensure that you amplify your hydration by choosing foods with high water content. 
 
1. Consume star fruits:
There are some fruits that supplement your water intake. Pick some fruit with high water content such as oranges, watermelon, apples, pineapples, and peaches. We suggest you make a smoothie if you don't want to consume the fruits as is. 
 
Serve it up: Pick your favourite fruit but instead of adding yogurt or milk, try adding water and some ice instead. It will keep you hydrated for longer and you can make a large batch and drink it during sehri too. 
 
2. Avoid sugary drinks for sehri: 
While we know how good those packaged juices and rooh afza sound - skip them. Instead, try this watermelon juice for a refreshing twist. Watermelon is most likely the first fruit you think of when you think of hydrating foods. The water content of watermelon is a whopping 92%. Not only that, it provides potassium, vitamin B6, and antioxidants.

 

Serve it up: Blend some watermelon with ice and a few mint leaves for a refreshing beverage.

3. Load up on milk:

Remember when you were forced to drink milk as a child - well, truth be told, milk is just as good for you today as it was when you were younger. Whether you go for dairy milk, almond milk, coconut milk or oat milk, or even soy milk if you're lactose intolerant, they are great re-hydrators that act as great substitutes for water. 

Serve it up: Have a bowl of cereal after iftari with some cold milk. It also serves as an excellent post workout recovery drink. 

4. Add dates to your menu:

Dates work like magic during fasts. Not only do they taste good but they also help with hydration. Being a natural source of glucose, they help your cells to store more fluid and fuel for energy. Thereby, keeping you hydrated and energised throughout the day. 

Serve it up: Get the best of both worlds by making a date milkshake. Blend some dates in milk and boost your energy plus hydration levels in just one drink. 

5. Stock up on tomatoes:

Lucky for you, tomatoes are a staple in almost every kitchen, Our desi food simply cannot have the same flavour without them. With 94% water content, they should be added to your Ramzan meals too. They are also a high source of antioxidants, folate, and vitamin C.

Serve it up: Make a fresh salsa with chopped tomatoes, onions, salt, pepper, and lime. Squeeze a lemon into it for that extra zing. 

 

These foods will not only supplement your water drinking to keep your bodies refreshed and hydrated all day, but will also keep your skin fresh and hydrated.  

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