ISTANBUL - Anatolia News Agency
In order to stay healthy during Ramadan, pausing after breaking the fast with a light breakfast or soup is recommended. Ufuk Kepkep, the Gaziantep representative of the Turkish Dieticians Organization, told Anatolia news agency that nourishment during Ramadan was critical to health.
He recommended extending eating over a period of time at Sahur and Iftar (Eating times during Ramadan). The fast should be broken with cheese, honey, butter and olives, Kepkep said. “You should break your fast with a light breakfast or soup, and wait 10 to 15 minutes before eating again. It will help you control the saturation feeling for a short time and as your blood glucose increases, the feeling of hunger will decrease, it will prevent you from overeating. Your main course could be vegetable dishes with meat, a seasonal salad and bulgur pilaf.”
He added that with pilaf, little or no bread should be eaten.