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!
Suhoor has much more significance than being the last meal you eat before fasting. And although the idea of prolonging sleep hours and skipping suhoor might seem appealing, you shouldn’t do it if you’re planning to maintain a healthy lifestyle during Ramadan. Here’s why!
1. Suhoor pushes hunger away
Eating suhoor can help reduce extreme hunger during the day and keep sugar levels in check so you can stay energized. Fiber-rich foods are extremely important during this phase to help you maintain a feeling of fullness and satisfaction for long periods until it’s time for Iftar. Make sure your meal includes foods like California Garden fava beans. The latter provides you with high levels of dietary fibers while filling your body with healthy carbs.
2. Suhoor helps stock nutrients
Because you’re fasting for long hours, you need to provide your body with all the vitamins and minerals it needs to stay active during the day. By skipping suhoor, you prolong fasting hours which pushes your body to rely on the food you had for the previous Iftar and by the end of the day, you’ll feel tired and dehydrated.
Hummus, for example, is a great source of plant-based protein and healthy carbohydrates. Additionally, it helps your body preserve as many nutrients as possible during fasting hours. For a quick, easy and delicious suhoor, enjoy a nice bowl of California Garden hummus with a side of vegetables and unsweetened tea.
3. Suhoor prevents nausea and headaches
Fasting puts you at risk of getting dehydrated as food and drinks are prohibited from dawn to sunset. When you oversleep and skip suhoor, you’re bound to suffer from health complications such as nausea and headaches. That said, it’s crucial that you never skip suhoor before dawn, and eat the right foods in the right quantities to maintain a “healthy fasting”. Ramadan Kareem!