A balanced lifestyle doesn’t have to be complicated and doesn’t require strict habits. Hence, it only takes a bit of dedication and consistency to cook delicious homemade meals with a healthy twist; California Garden is here to help you break the diets cycle, make healthy food swaps and enjoy guiltless cheat meals!
A balanced Iftar is important to restock energy and refuel after fasting. To break the fast correctly and avoid serious health problems like constipation or heartburn, here are healthy ways to break your fast this Ramadan!
1. Start Iftar with dates and milk
After spending the day fasting, you need to prepare your stomach to receive large quantities of food. Eating as little as one date alongside one cup of milk helps in boosting the digestive system and metabolism. This enables you to avoid health problems such as constipation, diarrhea, bloating, and stomach pain.
2. Choose meals wisely
Now that you had a cup of milk and a date, it’s time for Iftar! Make sure your table includes healthy dishes that are rich in protein and fibers to prevent yourself from health issues like constipation and cholesterol.
California Garden Peeled Fava Beans are an excellent example of nutritious meals. They’re light on the stomach, rich in fibers, and offer the daily required levels of proteins in one cup for children, three cups for women, and four cups for men. Thus, they can help you maintain a healthy heart and digestive system while providing you and your family with a sense of fullness that will last for hours. Ramadan Kareem!