The Iftar feast is literally loved and celebrated with an extensive range of food items served at every home after a starving day long restriction that avoids us to eat and maintain Roza throughout the day and finally everyone seems to be indulged towards variety of mouthwatering delicacies cooked at home. But, Sunnah is to break the Roza with dates and water as it is believed that” Our Beloved Prophet PBUH used to broke His fast by eating three dates during Iftar”.
Fasting in Ramadan can significantly improve one’s health, but to make it sure that diet is maintained in a proper manner, if not, it can cause more harm to your health rather than giving you the ultimate benefits. After long hours of Roza when you see the dinner table full of tempting food items in front of you, eating healthy sounds like a dream but one must be aware of the fact that eating healthy and nutritious is the only key factor to maintain your health goals for the whole year.
All you need to do is develop patience and will power to eat healthy food recipes prepared from fresh ingredients, cooked in a healthy manner for a nutritious Iftar meal.
Here is the list of food items to be avoided during Iftar
What Not to Eat & Drink During Iftar
One must avoid drinking carbonated drinks during Iftar as medically it is proven that it harms your health. It’s better to consume natural energy drinks.
Fried and Greasy Food
Avoid eating too much of fried and greasy fast food right at the time of Iftar. You must also avoid greasy and oily foods during Iftar. Break your Iftar with fresh fruits and salads that vitalize your body.
Highly Sweet Dishes
If you plan to keep your body healthy and fit, you must also try to avoid eating sweet dishes at the time of Iftar. Chocolates, jalebis, other sweets and desserts at the time of Iftar are an instant source of weight gain.
Here is What to Eat & Drink During Iftar
Juices & Water
Breaking the Roza while eating dates is a Sunnah. Dates are highly nutritious and a perfect food item to break your fast as it provides instant energy that is much required after a hectic routine of fasting.
Fresh Fruits & Meat Dishes
Fresh fruits, vegetables and meat dishes are a perfect choice to eat during dinner. Fresh Vegetables and Salads are good in fiber and a perfect fit for Iftar. You can also try serving Chicken Karahi, Mutton Karahi after Iftar, at the time of dinner. You can also save some room for delicious dessert like fruit trifle and Kheer .