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Suhoor is said to be the most important meal of the day during the holy month of Ramadan. Because suhoor gives you the energy needed to sustain the fasting hours, it is important to ensure that you eat healthy and hydrating foods. For that reason, we’ve put together the worst suhoor foods that you should avoid, and that will only make you thirsty or hungry during your fast.
So, before you plan the most essential meal of the day, make sure that you do not include any of the following foods to help you stay hydrated, energized, and feeling healthy enough to continue your fast without any problems. Here are 5 foods to avoid consuming during suhoor this Ramadan 2020:
Caffeine tends to make people pass water more frequently, which could lead to dehydration
Salt tends to stimulate thirst and therefore it’s a good idea to avoid eating salty food during suhoor to prevent you from getting thirsty during the following fasting day.
Simple or refined carbs such as desserts, pastries and croissants are a terrible suhoor food option as they contain little or no health benefits and only provide energy for 3-4 hours. The increase in sugar also leads to cravings which is something you definitely want to avoid when fasting.
Pickles are packed with salt and they for are one of the worst suhoor foods you could possibly eat as they will make you extremely thirsty during your fast.
Because water is off-limits during the fast, it is important to avoid any food which has the probability of making you thirsty later. Since fried food tends to do that, they make for one of the worst options to indulge in during suhoor.
Further reading: 15 Suhoor foods to Keep You Energized During Ramadan.