extreme thirst during fasting hours is the biggest crisis facing fasting people, causing inactivity and lack of activity, and it is natural for fasting people to feel thirsty during the day of Ramadan, especially as the holy month coincides with summer.
if you have this problem that exhausts you during fasting, here are some tips to get rid of it:
Foods That Increase Thirst. Try To Avoid Them:
Salty And Marinated Foods
avoid eating salty foods such as pickles and fish, as well as foods containing a large percentage of spices and spices, especially spicy foods, and also try not to eat nuts, especially in suhoor meals, as these foods increase the body’s need to drink water.
stay away from soft drinks, especially at the time of suhoor, as soft drinks increase the body’s need to drink water because it agitates the bladder, which increases the process of diuretics, which in turn increases the sensation of thirst, as well as causes digestive problems.
Caffeine And Chocolate
it is also important to stay away from caffeinated drinks such as tea and coffee, they do not cause dehydration but increase thirst, dark chocolate contains a percentage of caffeine that causes thirst, can be replaced by water and natural juices, and dark chocolate can be replaced by white.
Processed Meats And Takeaways
try as much as possible to avoid eating processed meats such as luncheon and sausage, as they contain a high percentage of sodium, as well as avoid takeaways such as pizza and burgers, as they increase your need to drink water, especially in suhoor, the same applies to canned and iced foods.
it’s good to avoid oil-fried foods at suhoor, as they also raise the sense of thirst and hunger.
it is preferable to avoid eating sugars and sweet foods in suhoor meals, in addition to causing increased desire to drink water, they lead to a decrease in blood sugar, due to the secretion of insulin by the pancreas to burn sugars, which leads to hunger and nausea during the day Ramadan.
Foods That Reduce Thirst, Rather Than Eat:
Fruits And Vegetables
you should eat more vegetables and fruits in suhoor meal, as it contains fiber that contributes to improving digestion, and contributes to reducing the sensation of hunger and thirst, in addition to containing abundant amounts of water, and it is okay to eat a plate of salad to supply your body with water during fasting times, which makes you feel lively and active.
taking care of a cup of yogurt at suhoor meal is good, as it contributes to expelling excess sodium from the body’s needs, and is useful for reducing abdominal and digestive problems and lowering blood pressure.
it is good to take care to drink natural unsweetened juices and soups to ensure the body’s need for water and minerals, but it is necessary to avoid those juices manufactured because they contain a large percentage of sugar, which increases the need to drink water.
you should also pay attention to:
The Sun.. Clothing And Sports
it’s important to avoid direct exposure to the sun, try being in closed and air-conditioned spaces away from the hot sun, and it’s good to wear light, loose clothes, preferably cotton to absorb sweat.
it is also important to avoid stressful activities and effortless exercises that cause thirst and sweat, and also try to bathe too much with lukewarm water to cool the body and get rid of sweat.
Water Is A Double-Edged Sword.
some believe that eating a large amount of water before dawn will protect them from thirst, but this belief is wrong, as the college disposes of excess water for the body’s need a few hours after eating it, it is better to drink reasonable amounts of water intermittently at night, and the water temperature is moderate and not cold or iced.
try also to delay suhoor time as much as possible, as this increases the body’s ability to resist thirst and hunger as well