Ramadan Kareem to all Muslim shoppers. Working from home and fasting may not be a familiar terrain. When breaking, go for plenty of fluids, low fat, fluid-rich foods and foods containing some natural sugars for energy (avoid consuming a lot of foods or drinks with added sugars). Below are some examples:
- Drinks – water, milk, fruit juices or smoothies – water provides hydration without any extra calories or added sugars. Drinks based on milk and fruit provide some natural sugars and nutrients – these are also good to break the fast but avoid drinking a lot of drinks with added sugars after breaking the fast as these can provide too much sugars and calories.
- Dates – a great way to break the fast as you provide natural sugars for energy, provide minerals like potassium, copper and manganese. These are also good sources of fibre. You could also try other dried fruits such as apricots, figs, raisins or prunes, which also provide fibre and nutrients.
- Fruit – a traditional way to break, they provide natural sugars for energy, fluid and some vitamins and minerals.