Types of Food to eat for Suhoor!
As the blessed month of Ramadan is approaching, here are some suggestions for food to eat during suhoor/sehri to keep your energy high during the day!
1. Complex Carbs - Foods like whole wheat bread, quinoa, brown rice, and other multigrain carbs, take longer to digest and will help keep your energy up. Avoid white rice and white bread as it’ll convert to sugar quickly and you’ll crash earlier on in the day.
2. Fiber Filled Foods - Foods such as oats, apples, bananas, and apricots are high in fiber, and will therefore keep you full for longer.
3. Hydrating Food & Drinks - Sugary food and drinks get digested quickly and will leave you feeling hungry sooner, and sometimes drinking to much water will dilute stomach acids and lead to indigestion and bloating. Instead opt for hydrating fruits and veggies, such as watermelon, cucumbers, oranges which have a higher water content and will keep you hydrated for a longer period of time.
4. Protein - Protein is very important so try to include chicken, eggs, dairy and/or lentils into your suhoor meal! Try to stay away from salty foods as they increase fluid loss in your body.
May Allah guide us towards making this Ramadan a source for gathering many blessings and for improving ourselves and others inshAllah.