Nutrition During Ramadan । Healthy Ramadan Fasting

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To be healthy, one must consume food from the major food groups: bread and cereal, milk and dairy product, meat and bean, vegetable and fruit. During the month long fast of Ramadan the metabolic rate of a fasting person slows down and other regulatory mechanisms start functioning. Body and dietary fat is efficiently utilized. Consuming total food intake that is less than the total food intake during normal days is sufficient to maintain a person’s health. Intake of fruits after a meal is strongly suggested. A balanced diet improves blood cholesterol profile, reduces gastric acidity, prevents constipation and other digestive problems, and contributes to an active and healthy life style. (Int. J. Ramadan Fasting Research, 3:1-6, 1999)


To all my Islamic brethren, I wish for you to journey through Ramadhan with the knowledge that Fasting has scientific benefits to the Human Body. As a clinical Biochemist, food biotechnologist and a Nutritionist, many of my Muslim clients have been coming back to our clinic for their NUTRITION plans during Ramadhan. Why because we add an element of science to the fasting period helping clients loose weight. Most people gain weight during fasting periods and I will set about in my video to explain why you put on weight…..

Eating for religious purposes now can be bettered with a scientific application of Dietitics to it. NO LONGER should fasting and breaking your fast, be about Guesswork! It should be a PLANNED QUA!

Watch my Video to help you understand the following

  1. How the Human body works in a fasting state?
  2. What meals should be eaten at Sehri and Iftar ( They should differ)?


Some words of caution as a Medical Nutrition expert….Believe it or not most people tend to add weight during Ramadan in spite of going more than 15 hours with nothing to eat or drink. I’ll tell you how …….. going more than 15 hours with no food automatically shuts down your metabolism because the body thinks its starving and for that it goes into survival mode holding on to the fat and keeping fat burning to a minimum imagine after that (prepping your body to hold on to fat) people overcompensate in the remaining less than 40% of the day between 6:40 Pm till 3:20 Am which is a less physical active period ……. so basically your eating a lot when your metabolism is so slow in a period that you’re the least active.


At QUA NUTRITION – THE SIGNATURE NUTRITION CLINIC we design the best Nutrition plans for an individual, based on occupation, age, gender, height , weight, cultural background and Religious beliefs. Some of our Dietitians are Islamic followers and prepare your charts with respect to medicine and religion intertwined. Call +91 9743430000  or write to us at

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