With the coming of Ramazan, Muslims around the world began their period of fasting. In countries with dry climates or long fasting hours, it can be difficult for some people to avoid thirst during their fast. If you are struggling with thirst, here are some ways you can feel less thirsty while you fast.
Avoid caffeine during Sehri (Suhur)
Caffeinated drinks such as coffee and tea may help you stay awake but also end up making you feel thirstier throughout your fast. Intakes of caffeine increase fluid loss through the body, making you feel thirsty.
Eat plenty of fruits in Sehri
Fruits such as watermelons, strawberries and cantaloupes have high water content and are highly nutritious. Eat them raw, as a fruit salad or throw them in a blender to make a smoothie.
Avoid the heat
Try to maintain a normal body temperature to reduce loss of fluid from the body through sweating. The day temperature is highest between 10 am to 3 pm so avoid going outside during these times whenever possible. Additionally, wear appropriate clothing to reduce the chance of being overheated.
Breathe through your nose
Breathing through your mouth dries it of saliva. When your mouth is dry, you feel thirsty. Breathe through your nose to avoid such an outcome.
Don’t exercise too much
While you are fasting, it is generally not recommended to do intense exercise as it overheats the body and makes the body lose body fluids quickly, making you feel more thirsty.
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