Saturday,18 August, 2018
Current issue | Issue 1300, (16 - 22 June 2016)
Saturday,18 August, 2018
Issue 1300, (16 - 22 June 2016)

Ahram Weekly

Entre Nous: Beating the heat this Ramadan

Let’s talk about better living! Our interactive family corner aims to expand our lifestyle horizons with practical little pearls of wisdom from the editor and input from our readers

The summer heat may be becoming unbearable, but we still have to fast for long hours throughout the holy month of Ramadan. This combination of Ramadan and roasting heat means special care needs to be taken to prevent exhaustion and dehydration.

While drinking water is the best option to stay hydrated, there are times when you crave a flavoured treat. Because of this, fruit juice and other drinks often take pride of place on a crowded iftar table.

The antioxidants, vitamins, calcium, potassium and other minerals in fruit juice can help keep the body balanced during Ramadan. Due to alterations in daily routines and changes in eating and sleeping habits people may feel tired or even exhausted.

Fruit and fruit juices can play a vital role in getting rid of fatigue as they provide essential nutrients. While there is no escape from the soaring mercury levels, these refreshing summer drinks may be just what you need to stay hydrated this Ramadan.

Sugarcane juice:
A big mug of ice-cold, syrupy sugarcane juice is magically invigorating and tastes like heaven, bringing instant coolness to a parched throat.

A good way to deal with dehydration is by having a chilled glass of lemonade. It helps control blood pressure and is said to be one of the best solutions for dehydration. Blend water, lemon juice and sugar with crushed ice and serve with some mint leaves as a garnish to achieve the perfect glass of lemonade.

Tonic water:
Tonic water is a good choice during Ramadan, especially if flavoured with fruit. Add your favourite fruit, like slices of citrus fruit, or mint leaves to plain tonic water. Screw the top on firmly and store in the refrigerator. Add sugar and ice to taste before serving.

Watermelon juice:
As their name suggests, watermelons contain about 92 per cent water. But these sweet and fleshy pink fruits also contain Vitamin A and C that can protect skin cells from the blazing rays of the sun. One large glass of watermelon juice for iftar should help to keep you hydrated.

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