Happy Ramadan (Opinion)

Ramadan Kareem, Muslims all over the globe observe fasting during the month of Ramadan. According to the Holy Quran, this month is a month of blessings. Muslim people used to be very involved in their religion, which made them modest. The timing of Sehri and Ifatri alter the daily eating schedule during Ramadan, changing the circadian rhythm. On the other side, if people consume heavy meals during sehri and iftari, they are more likely to become ill.

Stomach issues always took a steep rise during Ramadan which causes disruption in the fasting days and sometimes you won’t be able to fast due to sickness. Steve langley says,” Almost all disease is linked with deficiency of nutrients and toxicity within the body therefore if you get your digestive system in good working order, a huge amount of health problems could be avoided”.

we are not only what we eat but also what we can absorb and eliminate. We tend to eat everything and assume that it will become part of our body but the truth is contradictory. With time our bodies react differently. In adulthood, we have a high level of enzyme amylase in saliva which is responsible for the breakdown of food. Amylase is 30 times more abundant in the average 25-year-old than in 80 year old. we need to heed how much we can absorb and look at that way to keep the balance between what we eat and how we digest that. In Asian countries the ratio is 80% acid and 20% alkaline because we are fond to have more acid-forming food such as processed and fried food. Our blood ph is slightly basic and should be maintained at every cost. Unfortunately, our modern lifestyle and diet are almost acid-forming and if the body remains in an acid state for this too long. This acidity triggers degenerative disease. Emotions greatly affect this balance: stress and anger trigger the acid formation whereas love and meditation re-alkalise our body.

red meat, cheese and highly concentrated protein need a high amount of energy for their digestion. We need to maintain the oxygen concentration in our tissues whereas this food reduces the oxygen. fried food like a fritter. Ifatri without fritter is incomplete in Ramadan. this practice must be eliminated because these kinds of fried food are heavy for our stomachs. A high amount of fluids between meals should be avoided as they decrease acid production which is responsible for digestion. Fruits must be taken 30 mins before the meal because they are quick with the stomach and having them after the main meal can make them stuck in the stomach which results in gas and bloating.The more unnatural diet is (processed food) the more body has to produce the enzymes to digest food and over time negative symptoms can arise.

chew thoroughly and as much as possible eat while you sit with mindfulness.we need to take care of our stomach because otherwise it will become a predicament for the fast and there is a high chance of stomach issues can arise. The road to health is paved with good intestines!

Happy Ramadan, and Happy stomach.

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