How best to stay hydrated while you fast this – by Dr. Dana Al Hamwi, DHA certified Clinical Dietician, India Gate

Eat right, drink right – health experts and nutritionists have been highlighting the importance of a balanced diet for a healthy body and mind. With over 60% of the human body consisting of water, it is obvious that fluids have to be an integral part of our dietary habits.

But what happens when the Holy month of Ramadan approaches and the spiritual journey includes abstaining from food and water during daylight hours? The secret lies in taking in an adequate amount of water at regular intervals during non-fasting hours. It is not recommended to guzzle fluids and water all at once during Iftar or Suhoor; thinking it will help keep thirst at bay through fasting.

Since Ramadan 2021 falls during some of the hotter weeks of the year, it is essential to bear in mind that the warm and humid weather increases water loss in the body. Furthermore, lack of fluids can lead to dehydration, headaches, digestive problems, constipation, acidity, and more.

Dr. Dana Al Hamwi, Clinical Dietician, India Gate, KRBL Ltd shares tips on how to keep your body well hydrated while fasting during Ramadan.

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