Maintaning Good Health During Fasting

In Ramadan month, Muslims across the world will fast during the hours of daylight and can not eat or drink until the sun sets. Fasting can be challenging since our body does not get any food and fluid intake for around 13 hours. During fasting, the body uses carbohydrate that is stored up in liver and muscles (1,2). Once all has been used up, it uses fat as an energy source (3). Meals must contain adequate carbohydrate and fat to prevent muscle breakdown. Hence, balanced diet is very important. There are some things to consider so that you will be in a good condition during fasting and worship remains smooth. read more