Ramadan Recipes: Beef, Cheese Buns
LONDON: We are halfway through Ramadan, and it is important to ensure that you take care of your health in the last two weeks. The decrease in the amount of food, water and energy will undoubtedly have an effect on you, and you need to take care of your body and mind more than ever. To help you keep feeling great this Ramadan, online life coach and personal trainer Daniel Wells has compiled a list of vitamins and supplements to make sure you’re feeling and functioning your best.
Evening primrose oil
It may be one that you are unfamiliar with, but it really works. Your sleep routine will most likely be a bit erratic throughout Ramadan due to early mornings and late evenings. Evening primrose oil will not only help you sleep better; it also includes a vital fatty acid that helps balance hormone levels, which will also contribute to the quality of your sleep. As a bonus, it also promotes healthy skin, relieves joint pain and stiffness, eases menstrual pain, and even fights osteoporosis.
We are learning more and more about the need for a healthy gut, as well as the dangers of a poor diet, which can lead to an unhealthy gut, and the ripple effects it can have on your health. Vitamin K2 is a nutrient produced by healthy gut bacteria and can also be found in fermented foods and animal products. Working on your diet to increase good bacteria and maintain a healthy gut can have a significant impact on your life and well-being. Vitamin K2 helps regulate blood sugar, promotes strong bones, increases testosterone, decreases skin wrinkles, and may also help prevent cancer.
Vitamin D3 not only helps maintain your immune system, but it also helps keep your bones and muscles in good shape. It has also been proven to help prevent depression, inflammatory diseases, and cardiovascular disease. This Ramadan, if vitamin D3 isn’t already part of your regular diet, it should be.
apple cider vinegar
Packed with powerful antioxidants, this supplement can help support digestion and weight management and improve your overall energy levels. This super liquid improves overall health in a variety of ways. It balances alkaline pH levels, and most of the time we are more acidic than alkaline, due to a poor diet. It also kills bad bacteria in the gut. It is best mixed with a small amount of fruit juice and can be consumed daily.
Protein supplement (shake or bar)
You may be doing a little less activity and probably eating less during Ramadan, which can cause muscle atrophy. It has been proven that increasing the protein content in your diet can help prevent muscle wasting, so adding one protein shake or protein bar a day can be really beneficial. Remember that an increase in protein also helps speed up recovery, boosts our metabolism and aids in fat loss. Protein bars and shakes also taste great, helping you curb cravings.