Ramadan: To Eat VS Not To Eat [Infographic]

Posted on May 27, 2017 in Cooking Occasions with 0 Comments

As-salāmu ʿalaykum to our readers embarking on the Ramadan fasting this month. We wish you peace and blessings as you seek the face of Allah in this holy month.


In a previous post, we shared some tips with you on how to observe a healthy fast during Ramadan. In this post, we’re going to be looking at the various meals that aren’t great for you during Suhoor and those that are.


As you go out to shop for food and stock up groceries in your house ahead of the month of fasting, it is important to know the kinds of meals to avoid or indulge this period. We have made a simple infographic we think might come in handy for you:

Ramadan Food Infographic


A: What Not To Eat

  1. Juice: While it’s good to have a lot of fruits this period, processed juice isn’t great for you because it usually contains a lot of sugar.
  2. Deep-fried foods: These often contain unhealthy fats. Samosas, puff-puff and the likes are generally to be avoided for the duration of the fast. You should opt for shallow frying when you need to fry anything and be sure to use high-quality oil like Mamador 100% Pure Vegetable Oil.
  3. Soda and coffee: Soda contains caffeine and caffeine is a mood-altering ingredient which has a tendency to make one addicted. You should generally try to wean yourself off of caffeinated drinks before your fast begins and stay away from them for the entirety of the fast.
  4. Sweets: Again, because of their sugar content, sweets should be avoided. Although milk-based sweets may be had instead.
  5. Fatty and salty foods.


B: What to Eat

    1. Complex Carbohydrates: Like rice, wheat, oats, corn, etc, because they release energy slowly and that comes in handy during a long fast.
    2. Fibre-rich foods: They slow down the body’s sugar absorption rate, as well as perform other important functions.
    3. Fruits & Veggies: It is advisable to not have just fruits or just vegetables throughout the period, but a mix of both.
    4. Lots of Water: Be sure to drink lots of water to keep you hydrated throughout the day
    5. Proteins: Meats, fish, and eggs, soy, yogurts, etc. These meals are particularly recommended for suhoor because they help to delay hunger after eating them.




There you go, have a memorable month of fasting ahead. You might also like our post on 5 Simple Nutrition Tips For Ramadan 2016.

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