How To Eat Properly During Ramadan - 5 tips

by Mufti Ismail Menk
Published: 2 years ago
|Updated: 2 years ago

Ramadan is the holiest month in Islam. Ramadan teaches us to be more pious, and disciplined, and how to maintain self-control while shielding our souls from greed and immorality. It teaches us to be patient, and self-restraint. Apart from cleansing our souls, Ramadan deals with our physical being as well because these two cannot be considered separate. They are two different expressions of one single entity. As fasting i.e. abstaining from food and drinks are the core practice in Ramadan, we need to remember that upon breaking the fasting it is not a good idea to dive into the food and indulge oneself. There are a lot of health benefits of fasting but at the same time, it must be remembered that the benefits will only be achieved if we also show moderation in our food and drink. Let us learn about how to eat properly during Ramadan.



Do not overeat in the Suhur. Have a light meal. To think that more food will keep you energized throughout the day is a misconception as digesting food requires an immense amount of energy. So, eating heavily will make you less energetic and you will feel weaker throughout the day.

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Eat milk, dates, fruits, cheese, bread, porridge, cereal, rice, etc. in the Suhur and Ifter which are relaxing, highly nutritious, and complex in nature.

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Drink plenty of water between the Ifter and the Suhur.

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Avoid fast food and foods that are cooked with excessive oils.

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Make yogurt, milk, dates, and water your regular companion during Ramadan.

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Mufti Ismail Menk


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