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The holy month of Ramadan is here, and what better opportunity to practice self-purification and self-restraint? Moreover, it is a wonderful chance to opt for lighter meals and a healthier lifestyle.

What is Sehri?

Sehri is also called “Suhoor,” which literally means “of the dawn.” The term “Sehri” refers to the meal that is consumed by Muslims before the break of dawn, following which they practice Ramadan fasting.

A Closer Glance at Sehri Food:

This Ramadan coincides with heat and humidity. Therefore, consuming the right food is imperative. The ideal Sehri food provides nourishment, hydration, and strength to your body to cope with fasting between sunrise and sunset. What’s more, it kills those much-dreaded hunger pangs. Choose only healthy foods to eat at suhoor, and surely you will have an energetic start to the day.

Indispensable Tips for Sehri Meal:

Think “simple.” The best way to begin your Sehri is consuming fruits, vegetables, whole-grains, and plenty of fluids. And can anyone imagine a Ramadan without dates? Traditionally, 3-5 dates are consumed, which provide your body with much-needed energy and nutrients, which will last till sunset. Do you think that you need calorie-rich food to compensate for hunger during the day? You are wrong because such food will lead to bloating, heartburn, and indigestion. Some simple tips like sleeping early and waking up nine minutes before sunrise will go a long way in improving digestion. Also, never sleep after your Sehri meal because it will cause reflux of stomach content into the oesophagus. Now, that’s something you wouldn’t want.

What to Avoid at Sehri:

  • Fried, spicy, and fatty food
  • Refined sugar
  • Too many cups of tea
  • Smoking tobacco
  • White bread

What to Include at Sehri:

  • Complex carbohydrates
  • Haleem
  • Dates
  • Almonds
  • Bananas
  • Water
  • Fruit juices

The Perfect Sehri Meal:

The right blend of proteins, carbohydrates, and fibre is the hallmark of a perfect Sehri meal. The most common foods that come to the mind when you hear the word “protein” are dairy products, eggs, beans, and low-fat meat. For fibre, opt for fruits (apples, melons, berries), vegetables (green beans, peas, spinach, beetroot), whole grains (whole wheat, oats, brown rice, buckwheat), seeds (flax seeds, melon seeds) and dried fruits (apricots, prunes, figs). A classic example of a Sehri meal may include hard-boiled eggs, an apple, seeds like sprouted sunflower seeds, and a bowl of whole-grain cereal or muesli with skimmed milk. Day Healthy by MWH offers two products that are ideal for a Sehri meal: Sprouted Sunflower Seeds and Seeds & Nuts Muesli.

Why Day Healthy by MWH?

Sprouted Sunflower Seeds and Seeds & Nuts Muesli are renowned for their following characteristics:

  • 100% natural
  • No added preservatives
  • Rich in fibre and protein
  • Zero cholesterol
  • Zero trans fats
  • Boosts energy levels
  • Improves immunity

This Ramadan, may Allah remove all your obstacles, forgive your transgressions, give you the ability to forgive your enemies, answer your prayers, and bless you with peace and happiness! MWH wishes everyone a blessed and pious Ramadan!