This year Ramadan coincided with the fruit abundance season. We consulted about how to consume fruits for Ramadan to Dietician and Health Consultant of Derindere Hospital, Meltem Seniz Toksoy.
Prevent Sweet Cravings with Mulberry Desert
Mulberry is Vitamin C depot and a natural remedy for smoking habit. It contains lots of fiber and friend of intestine, effective on decreasing blood lipids and so protects heart and purifies skin. Because of high sugar limit it is not recommended to diabetics patients. If you are watching your weight, limit yourself with 5-6 maximum.
For a healthy recipe, boil mulberry inside milk and add cinnamon and cacao than put it into fridge. If you don’t have certain disease you can eat after iftar 4 or 5 times in a week.
Control Your Eating Habit with Greengage
As it’s a grainy fruit, even if you eat less, feel like consuming more. It is full of Vitamin C and a good cure for constipation as it has less sugar and lots of fiber. It is the best fruit for diabetics and cardiovascular disease as it contains less sugar than other fruits.
Be healthy eating both fruit and stalk
It contains high amount of antioxidant. As being full of fibers it is also good for your intestines. It can be consumed without hesitation until 10-12 grains at once. Stalk is very good cure t reduce indigestion and stomach bloating problems.
Dates are a remedy for troubles in menopause…
Dates are a strong source of magnesium and fiber. For Ramadan we highly recommend you to consume because it helps blood sugar to rise slowly and so prevents hyperglycemia that stems from fast eating. It is affective on stomach cramps. Also, as it contains Vitamin A, it is a secret agent to reduce stress. Especially women in menopause and has arthralgia should use it as a remedy.
Peach and Apricot can handle costiveness together
Peach and apricot both contains beta carotene which has an anti-aging effect on skin to renovate cells. They also have high potassium and important for stomach and intestine tissue. Especially apricot should be your first choice to stop costiveness thanks to its fiber structure and high level of water. Your stomach and ulcer disease complaints will reduce if you eat 3 or 4 apricots with cloves in sahoor. It has of the strongest antioxidants and anti-embolism agent; lycopene. People who has digestion problems shouldn’t consume peach too many because it may cause it even though it is good for kidneys.
Vitamin C depot to reduce stress: strawberries
We have a good alternative for junk food with low sugar, low calorie and high fiber that will satisfy your desert cravings. It helps you to reduce stress because it excretes serotonin hormone also known as happiness hormone. If you think deserts are irresistible you can make a health desert with mixing strawberries with yogurt and a spoon of honey.
Water Melons may not be as innocent as you think
It contains lots of Vitamin c and water and so makes digestion easier and runs intestines. If you consume it right after iftar your blood sugar will dramatically rise and thus you will feel exhausted. We recommend you to consume it between iftar and sahoor, remember an ideal portion should be as big as your hand.