The ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar, Ramadan, is a time of the year when Muslims across the world fast from sunrise to sunset. Abstaining from food and fluids throughout daylight hours changes regular eating patterns. This could have adverse effects, if your diet around the fasting period is not managed mindfully.
Disrupted eating routine
Along with different work timings and sleep cycles, fasting during Ramadan often also changes the composition of our daily diet, as well as the eating routine. Additionally, eating a lot of processed foods during/after iftar, not drinking enough water, and low fiber content in meals can lead to constipation. Constipation is common in the first few days of Ramadan, which can cause discomfort, including bloating, flatulence and abdominal pain.
A well-balanced diet made up of adequate amounts of fluids, fiber-rich foods and an adjusted but regular eating routine can aid digestion, combat constipation, and help maintain a healthy equilibrium during Ramadan.