During the month of Ramadan, one of the most apparent changes to our daily routine is nutrition. When and what we eat changes throughout time, and we often miss out on nutrients that are very good for our health.
With a few exceptions of proteins, superfoods are primarily made of plant-based ingredients. They are well known for giving you immunity to stave off illnesses and bacteria as well as ensuring that you get enough protein, nutrients, minerals, and vitamins every day.
Here are the top 5 superfoods you must include within your diet during Ramadan.
Although tough they have a long history of being contentious in the realm of nutrition, eggs have repeatedly and scientifically been shown to be the perfect superfood since they are so full of nutrients including B vitamins, vitamin A, iron, and phosphorus. In addition to being packed with high-quality proteins, eggs also include zeaxanthin and lutein, two of the most potent antioxidants.
Hence, keep eggs in your diet to eliminate all the toxins you take in from all the hot and deep-fried food.
Blueberries are the second superfood on our list of foods you must eat when fasting because they’re low in calories and high in nutrients. Only a few of the nutrients found in blueberries are vitamin C, vitamin K, and manganese, and they are proven to lessen DNA damage, which protects against aging and cancer.
Blueberries are protecting your body’s healthy cholesterol while science keeps attempting to disprove that claim. You need not worry about a thing if you add blueberries, which are high in antioxidants, to any of your meals because they are also known to enhance memory and brain function.
Now you realize which superfoods you should include in your diet during Ramadan.
Nuts As they aid in digestion and have anti-inflammatory characteristics, adding nuts to your diet on regular basis has been shown to lower your chance of developing heart disease. Cashews and pine nuts both contain zinc, which helps to strengthen your immune system. During sehri, a cup of these nuts mixed could provide your body with the energy it needs for the entire day of fasting.
With more than 300 distinct active compounds, cacao is one of the most complex foods and a great superfood, especially when fasting. Particularly, the antioxidant content of cacao in dark chocolate helps the body remove toxins (the more the percentage of cacao, the more effective). Moreover, dark chocolate is thought to benefit the digestive system. As a treat at iftar, you can also purchase cocoa nibs and make your chocolate at home.
Garlic just so happens to be a good source of manganese, vitamin C, selenium, and fiber, which is known to be connected with cholesterol and blood pressure. Yeah, it can make your breath smell worse after not having eaten anything all day anyway. Garlic can help boost your immune system, reduce the likelihood of cardiovascular attacks and high blood pressure, and enhance any dish you consume during sehri and/or iftar.
After all the items that are deep-fried during Ramadan, you need this.