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Drinks and foods to avoid in Ramadan

Drinks and foods to avoid in Ramadan

In the month of Ramadan, drinks, food and Ramadan spells abound without taking into account the negative consequences and effects that these foods may cause to our health and our body.

In this article, we will show you the most important drinks and foods that should be avoided in Ramadan and it is preferable to stay away from them during the blessed month of Ramadan, because they

 increase the feeling of lethargy and harm the health of the digestive system, and hinder the process of purifying the body from toxins and maintaining a healthy weight because it contains many unhealthy ingredients.

Drinks and foods to avoid in Ramadan

The Medicine website reviews the most important foods and drinks that are harmful to health and that give us a feeling of hunger, thirst and fatigue.

What are the highlights?

Foods to avoid in Ramadan

Salty foods:

Salty foods are known to trap water in the body, so they should be avoided, and they are very thirsty foods, so they should be avoided at Suhoor so that we do not feel thirsty during fasting hours.

Eating salty foods also raises blood pressure due to the high salt content in them, and thus it is recommended to avoid them during the month of Ramadan.

Ready sweets:

One of the Ramadan customs and traditions is eating sweets after breakfast, and it is one of the biggest reasons that lead to weight gain during this month.

 Therefore, nutrition experts in the Medicine website advise avoiding ready-made sweets; Because it contains high amounts of harmful fats, such as: animal or vegetable obesity, which causes narrowing of the arteries.

To curb the feeling of the need for sugar, we can resort to eating fruits that are full of natural sugar, as they give us a better feeling and provide the amount of water in the body, and do not cause weight gain.


Pickles are among the menu options of foods to avoid in Ramadan. Because like salty foods, they are full of sodium and may make you feel thirsty.

Canned foods:

The most dangerous types of fats for human health are hydrogenated fats, which are available in packaged foods.

Hydrogenated fats are like saturated fats that are harmful to health, as they may raise cholesterol in the body, as its consumption has been

 shown to significantly accelerate the process of hardening and narrowing of the arteries.

After a long day of fasting, the body needs many food sources that we certainly will not get much from canned foods, so it is preferable to eat fresh foods and stay away from canned foods as much as possible.

Fried foods:

Avoid eating samosas or fried foods at Suhoor; Because fried foods make you feel heavy and unable to move.

Fried foods contain high amounts of oil, which can cause obesity and raise the level of cholesterol in the blood.

Spicy foods:

Spicy foods may cause heartburn in the mouth and intestines, due to a special substance contained in hot peppers known as capsaicin.

These substances are usually not digested in the digestive system, and they can cause irritation to the lining of the intestines and

 stomach, and they increase the feeling of thirst; It increases acidity and the need to drink plenty of water.

citrus fruits:

avoid citrus; Because it causes acidity or heartburn, as well as gas and causes bloating of the colon. 

Heartburn is also a common health complication that can arise during the fasting period of Ramadan in particular as a result of a full stomach and an infection due to long periods of abstinence from food.

Drinks to avoid in Ramadan

Soft drinks:

Soft drinks are full of sugars and substances that are harmful to the body, as they increase body fat and will not benefit it at all, so it is preferable to replace them with natural juices.

Regular consumption of soft drinks is associated with an increased risk of diabetes, as artificial sweeteners and added colorings reduce insulin sensitivity, when glucose levels begin to rise and you are exposed to diabetes.


Caffeine is a diuretic, which means that it stimulates the process of water leaving the body, thus causing feelings of thirst and dehydration, so it is best to avoid it during Ramadan. 


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