Posted on Sep 15th, 2009 | Comments (0)
Ramadan is a month of food abstinence no doubt. Ramadan is the only month we get to focus off our food obsessions. If we want to that is. Sehri and Iftaar food have taken food obsession to whole new level. Love for food dies hard.
Most of us end up looking forward to Ramadan for the Iftaar food parties and the Iftaar menu more. Ramadan with every fast lasting almost 15 hours, conversation usually goes like this nowadays: What is the iftaar menu? What are you having for iftaar food? What is your favorite iftaar food? Iftaar menu is on everyone’s mind.
A trend that is synonymous to Ramadan is iftaar food parties. They are popular. Are you going to that iftaar food party? Are you coming to my iftaar food party? Attendance on any iftaar food party depends highly on the iftaar menu of course; the spicier the iftaar menu the more people.
In all this oily eating and bulk gulping down of food we ignore health and the point of Ramadan largely. Ramadan is not a month of iftaar menu indulgence but a month of extreme self control.
After a day of no eating the Sunnah and the best possible iftaar food recommendation is dates and water. Follow this iftaar menu with dinner, trying to keep it light and nutritional.
Ramadan is your key to a healthy food pattern only if you go about it the right way. Keep your needs simple and your appetite in control so your health sticks around longer.
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