Our eating pattern, which has deteriorated due to the situation we are in, will change again in the Ramadan period. In Ramadan, which consists of two meals, consumption of vegetables and fruits decreases, while consumption of red meat, rice, pastry and desserts increases. Nowadays, when the immune system is gaining importance, the fasting will not decrease immunity as long as you follow the regular and balanced diet.
For this, we have to pay attention to a few rules. At least two portions of raw fruit or compote should be consumed during a day. For vitamin and mineral absorption, tea and coffee should be drunk 30-45 minutes after iftar. Since prolonging the fasting period will slow down the metabolism, sahur should definitely be done. Care should be taken to drink the amount we need between iftar and sahur to prevent thirst. Smoking on an empty stomach will harm the body more, so you should not smoke before and immediately after eating during this period. When desserts are needed, milk desserts should be preferred instead of the fatty and sherbet desserts. Finally, individuals with chronic diseases that require frequent medication use, such as high blood pressure, diabetes and pregnant women should not fast and should definitely consult their physician.