This year Ramadan is coming in the peak summer, during the month of July where  dehydration is such a serious killer!  Dehydration can slow your performance and affect your energy! In order to stay active, eating and drinking right in Ramadan is a must.

Traditionally, Ramadan has to do with sweet drinks, but focusing on healthy drinks will be more effcient for you!!

Mainly a lot of drinks contain high sugar levels, and here I mean the juices that provide no benefit for your body, like Vimto, Tang, Jellab where sugar is directly absorbed into the bloodstream causing an increase in your insulin levels, and so causing more sweet cravings!

TOP 7 HEALTHY DRINKS!!!

 

Kharroub (carob):  Kharroub powder is a smart alternative to cocoa. You can try hot or cold drinks made of kharroub! It reduces cholesterol, aids digestion and acts as an antioxidant.

it contains Magnesium, Calcium, Iron, Phosphorus, Potassium Manganese, Barium, Copper, Nickel and the vitamins A, B, B2, B3, and D.

2 Tablespoons of Kharroub powder have only 70 calories.

Amar el-deen (apricot juice):

The most traditional of Ramadan beverages!! It is made from dried apricot paste. Amar El Deen is full of antioxidants that prevent all sorts of diseases. Plus it has Lycopene that prevents male fertility and prostate cancer!

Watermelon Smoothie:

Beat your thirst and boost your energy by having a glass of watermelon smoothie! It is an excellent drink during summer, full of nutrients, refreshing and tasty! And ladies!! Watermelon also prevents cellulite formation!

Almonds drink:

It consist of raw amonds, grounded and mixed with water, a bit of vanilla and honey! Almonds is rich in unsaturated fatty acids, decreases cholesterol and triglycerides levels. It also gives you the satiety felling for a very long time!

Ginger and carrot juice:

Excellent drink to refuel your body and to to clean your inner digestive system. It is an important drink for your blood circulation, it decreases inflammation and body cramps!

Banana/Dates shake:

This drink is made of low-fat yogurt, dates, honey and banana blended all together. Dates are rich in iron and other essential vitamins and minerals needed to break the fast with. Bananas are rich in potassium and so won’t make you feel thirsty, as it replaces sodium, which means salt! Potassium prevents body cramps which are caused by dehydration!

 

Frozen Lemonade with mint:

Very refreshing cold drink, with zero calorie!! It boosts your metabolism and prevents cellulite formation!

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And Finally, Don’t forget to drink a lot of water to keep you hydrated!!