What is Ramadan?
In the Islamic Calendar, Ramadan is the ninth month. During this holy month Muslims quickly and during the hours of the sun, abstain from food and drink. For 30 days we do this each day.
Fasting helps to purify the spirit, to teach the less fortunate ones self-discipleship and empathy and to inspire generosity. This subject is so much more online. And if someone's interested, I can provide more incredible tools. I'd like to concentrate today on health and Ramadan recipes.
Why do people fast during Ramadan?
Fasting. Fasting, protein. Ramadan is a time to reflect, develop oneself and increase commitment and worship. Muslims believe that Ramadan teaches them to exercise self-discipline, self-regulation, sacrifice and empathy for the unlucky, thereby promoting generous acts and compulsory charitable action (zakat).
What happens during a during Ramadan?
In Ramadan, Moslems refrain from consuming any food, from smoking fluids, smoking cigarettes, and from sunset to any kind of sexual activity. Taking medicine requires (even if you swallow a pill dry, without drinking any water).
What are the health benefits of fasting?
This month-long ritual of sacrifice and self-discipline has incredible mental benefits. However, below are also some physiological advantages:
- The weight is loose. You would more likely eat less calories and less fat during the month by missing lunch and not eat before sunset. This can lead to loss of weight. I normally lose five pounds for a couple of months and hold it off.
- Lower in the blood . A decrease in blood is one of the immediate consequences of fasting. This can also lead to lower blood pressure and cholesterol. This means improved cardiovascular health!
- Excluding the body from detoxification. During the day, not eating or drinking is a detoxification process.
- Excluding the body from detoxification. During the day, not eating or drinking is a normal detoxification of the body. It provides a chance to purify the digestive system.
- Lower appetite. How little food I need to feel full when I break my fast, I'm always shocked. Many people experience a decrease in appetite throughout the month. This is so vital because it will help you restructure and reduce overindulgence of food.
- Enhance metabolism. Your metabolism can become more effective by missing food throughout the day. We offer a break to our digestive system. This increases performance. This ensures that the nutrients of the food we consume can be properly processed.
How do you stay healthy during Ramadan?
- 'Suhoor' wake up. It's the food that you eat before dawn. It will assist you to get your body more nutrients.
- Well-equilibrated food. Ensure that each of the two foods contains complex carbohydrates, fiber-rich foods and food high protein. These good foods help you refresh your batteries.
- Treat yourself to plenty of fluids. You can do this even by consuming berries or soups that are water-rich. The aim is to drink 8 cups of water equivalent to prevent dehydration. I know it's difficult, but try limiting the caffeine that can cause loss of water.
- Reduce processed and refined carbohydrates including and meal. They don't have a lot of nutrients and don't energy.
- Reduce processed and refined carbohydrates including and meal. They don't have many nutrients and they won't give you the energy and food that your body wants.
- With dates and water, break your fast. An average of 31 grams of carbohydrates are accessible. After a long day of fasting, you will get the right amount of energy. They have high digestive fibres, potassium, magnesium and vitamin B packaging.
My top 10 healthy Ramadan recipes
See my favorite 10 safe Ramadan recipes which I am happy to make every year during Ramadan's Holy Month. Below is a list of foods of the Middle East which all have a basic and modern diet.
Authentic Middle Eastern salads
One of my favorite Ramadan recipes is that my mom makes every day of the month literally. It's a Fattoush Salad made with simple fresh and toasted pita bread and then dressed in a sweet Mediterranean sumac! I know you'll love an authentic recipe!
This traditional Lebanese Tabouli Salad is another very common salad. This is a new Mediterranean dishes made from bulgur, persil, mint and finely chopped vegetables. Since there is no salad, you can make a big batch and have 2-3 days without wilting the salad.
And try the Shawarma salad , which is a grilled filled with whole meals smeared in the shawarms and vegetables of Middle East style – low in carbohydrates, strong proteins and the perfect food!
Try a Mediterranean salad or plain avocado cucumber salad made with just 4 ingredients with a dressing of citrus olive oil for a salad without any lettuce.
Classic Ramadan soup recipes
This Crushed Lentil Soup is the most common soup recipe in Ramadan. This is one of my favorite soup recipes all year round and I enjoy making it all year round. The fruit is made of red lentills, short grain of rice, onions, and cumin with the smoother, comfortable, tasty and nutritious taste of freshly squeezed juice.
Noodle Soup with a Middle Eastern twist with Vermicelli pasta, is another common soup during Ramadan. It's a classic soup recipe, quick to make with basic ingredients, nutrients and hungry fasting souls in the cold season!
Try the Vegetarian Rice Soup recipe and the Mediterranean White Bean Soup for more warm, simple and nutritious soups. They are filled with vegetables such as oignons, and celery and they use basic daily ingredients.
Best Ramadan appetizer recipes
Filled grape leaves are a classic mediterranean recipe made of short grain rice, persil, tomatoes and onions – my favorite food and very popular in Ramadan. This version is vegetarian. But I also shared the recipe for the meat-stuffed grape leaves made of spiced ground beef and rice.
And never with hummus will you go wrong! During ramadan meals it is always a perfect recipe. That's the best Hummus recette , I am sure to say – it's plain and classic with a correct flavor balance. I share my 4 advices in this article to make smooth, creamy and extremely rich hummus. I also have Hummus with ground beef – that serves a meal alone when served with pita!
Try one of my favorite Ramadan recipes, Zaatar Spring Rolls (Sambousek). They are oven-baked, have the same texture and taste as sambousek from the Middle East. Sambousek are typically fried, small cheese-filled pastries.
Don't forget Halloumi Fresh – instead of using Halloumi cheese, my Lebanese take ! These fries are made with meal, panko and sesame seeds. These are made with cheese in flour. I baked them in the oven until golden and crispy, instead of frying them.
Suhoor Ramadan recipes
Suhoor is a wonderful time to have breakfast recipes and recipes that keep you moved and complete all day. Since this meal takes place so early, I suggest that the evening before you prepare your meal, so that you can enjoy it when you wake up without preparing it. The perfect option for that is overnight oats! You can enjoy it warm or cold with unlimited topping options
And Zaatar Manakeesh can't go wrong. It's a flat Mediterranean, made of spice and dough. It's simple to make from scratch and we always serve with Arabic cheese, Labneh and fresh vegetables, with very few ingredients. Make sure the night before you wash and chop the vega.
The Ful Medames (cooked fava beans and cumin with a garlicy, oil soup) and Oatmeal Bars, which you can customize for add-ins like noodles, pomegranates etc... are two additional great choices for suhoor you can prepare in advance.
Main dishes for Ramadan
Try Kafta or Beef Kafta, whether made of ground or beef, along with peregrine, onions and spices, if you are looking for protein-rich meats. Both of them are very good at my true Lebanese Rice.
You can use pita bread and veggies to find some handheld choices, try my famous Falafel or Shawarma or Tawook Shish recipes. You can combine my Garlic or Tahini with them.
Try one of my typical Arabic stews, such as Peas and Stew, Beef Stew or Spinach Stew, for a warm meal for the whole family. They are all nutritious, and you can easily produce them all with robust flavours: cilantro, garlic and vegetables.
Try this for a great vegan entry. A Middle Eastern traditional recipe made from three ingredients: lens, rice and onions. It is cheap, delicious and nutritious to produce.
Favorite Ramadan desserts
You want candy all day without food so make sure you leave a small space for dessert. Try Sfouf Receipt – a turmeric cakes made of basic ingredients without or butter from the Middle East. It is vegan, light and just lovely! After having dinner, it's also very nice to have coffee.
Kanafa, a coated scrambled dough and mozzarella cheese soaking with sirop, is another common Middle East dessert recipes during the month of Ramadan.
Rice Pudding is also great after breaking your fast – a simple, milkless and gluten-free dessert recipe, along with buttery, nutty, chewy, and totally insistent Date for a cup of coffee.
And try Whipped or Golden Milk Turmeric Latte when you need an energy boost for suhoor or iftar!
Fasting for Ramadan offers significant health benefits if it is well done. Hopefully this article has given you some insights on how to honor this month, keep up the energy and this year cook some good Ramadan recipes.
and hope to enjoy these Ramadan recipes Ramadan Mubarek