After fasting for fourteen to sixteen hours a day, it is not safe to consume soft drinks at iftar.
During the month of Ramadan, our cravings seem to skyrocket due to long hours of fasting. Many people indulge too often, which clearly results in poor health. While some choices are made intentionally, others aren’t thought about, such as what you should drink once you break your fast.
Many people in Pakistan usually have sharbat on their iftar tables, which is nothing but sugar and flavouring. Others prefer juice or fizzy drinks depending on their meals, again full of sugar and highly unhealthy for your kidneys.
Medical experts advise against the consumption of carbonated drinks. As reported, experts say that after hours of fasting, carbonated drinks affect kidney functions and cause organ failure. The use of fizzy drinks at iftar may also lead to several diseases, including, diarrhoea, gastroenteritis, dehydration, renal problems, and even cancer.
What Should You Drink?
There are many drinks that can be consumed to combat thirst at sunset. These include homemade beverages such as lemonade diluted with brown sugar, milk soda, milkshakes, smoothies etc. While these drinks can be consumed it is suggested to closely monitor the amount of water you consume until Sehri to combat dehydration.
An average human must consume 2 – 3 litres of water every day. It is challenging to hit the target in Ramadan, but it is not impossible. You can use apps to monitor your water intake or buy bottles that indicate how much water you have consumed already and how much more you must consume before sehri.
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Ramadan in Pakistan begins tomorrow, and everyone seems excited to start fasting for the next 30 days. On average, a fast would last 15-16 hours which means you will be dehydrated severely if you do not utilize the hours after you break the fast. You will be severely dehydrated and will feel thirsty throughout the day.
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