Covid survivors can fast during holy month. They should get a check-up and follow medical and nutrition advice.
24 April 2022, 12:00 AM
31 May 2022, 12:00 AM
How Covid-19 survivors can fast during Ramadan?
They should get a check-up and follow medical and nutrition advice. Once approved by their medical practitioners, they can fast successfully in Ramadan.
The Centre for Evidence Based Medical Studies, University of Oxford, has stated that no research has indicated any adverse effect of fasting on COVID-19 survivors and assures such patients that they can fast during the entire month, under expert medical guidance and must make sure to take care of hydration, nutrition and sleep.
Following are some of tips to follow for a healthy Ramadan:
• Break your fast with dates, plain water or coconut water along with a cup of fresh fruits.
• Keep Iftar lighter and nutrient-dense.
• Opt for low carbohydrate accompaniments with meals. Hydrate with unsweetened fresh juice or
lemon water, or buttermilk. Avoid high-fat milk shakes and smoothies.
• Post-prayer, have chicken, lentil or broccoli soup along with some proteins such as steamed fish,
grilled chicken or beef steak.
• Stay active after Iftar. Light walking can help boost pulmonary health and improve digestion.
• Taking rest while fasting can help improve stamina and retain energy for the rest of the day.
• Suhoor meals should provide ample proteins and complex carbohydrates
• Do not skip Suhoor or take it quite early at night.
• Avoid acidic, spicy and oily foods at Suhoor. Include foods such as avocados, eggs, nuts, dairy
and cheese to stay fuller for a long time.
• Fruits such as banana, berries, apple, figs and dates can provide micronutrients as well as
antioxidants to help fight oxidative stress.