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UNAIR NEWS – Fasting means refraining from hunger, thirst and temptations. The risk a person experiences is the lesser nutritional intake and the high risk of dehydration.

Some people experience abnormal nutrition. It is perfectly natural as in fasting month, people do not get healthy food intake and fluids for approximately 14 hours. However, humans must still apply a “healthy” lifestyle.

Considering the need of water at least six to eight glasses per day, the fulfillment of fluids should be optimized at dawn.

According to Dr. Annis Catur Adi, to optimize nutrition, try to have iftar on time. Have fruit or liquid foods containing sugar or simple KH (non excessive sugar). If there is snack, eat less oily food or fries and avoid drinking hot or cold drinks.

Normal nutritional requirements in food are very important, especially to support the body with exhausting activities.

“A good suhur will maintain stamina, have it in the end period or 15-30 minutes before imsak. Eat a balanced diet and slow to digest, which does not stimulate the tongue and stomach, “said Dr. Annis.

“To improve stamina, it can be done by taking supplements. And, End the meal by drinking 2-3 glasses of mineral water. Do not go straight to sleep, wait for 10-15 minutes, “he added.

Food supplements are packaged foods containing energy and other nutrients (in certain types and quantities). It is important to increase the consumption of food (nutrition).

Supplements are needed for fasting. If the food consumed at dusk and dawn is less diverse and unbalanced, it may affect the people’s activity, including the risk of high stress load.

“Consume dates that have the content of fluctose and glucose as a source of energy. Honey that has high carbohydrate and mineral content. Stay productive and increase the practice of worship in order to become his devoted servant, ” said Dr Annis. (*)

Author: Rolista Dwi Oktavia

Editor: Feri Fenoria Rifai


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