by Manuka Honey Team March 07, 2023 2 min read
Every year over 1 billion Muslims around the world celebrate Ramadan, the holiest month in the Islamic calendar.
Ramadan is a time to reflect, feel more connected to faith and is a time for purification for the body & mind. One element to achieve this is the practice of fasting or refraining from eating during daylight hours which averages of 14–15 hours each day.
Fasting is an honourable act and to support the body and mind during this time we have put together some tips to minimise hunger, thirst, and exhaustion.
Because the body depends on stored carbohydrates and fat to provide energy throughout the day it is important to consider what foods to consume and which to avoid.
Manuka Honey is categorised as a food low GI food. It is slowly digested and highly absorbed, which causes a slower yet steady rise in blood sugar levels. This helps creating a greater feeling of fullness and provide longer lasting energy during the day.
To find out more about how honey helps stay healthy during Ramadan, read this article: Staying Healthy During Ramadan
There are many delicious sweet foods consumed during Ramadan. Replacing sugar with pure, organic Manuka Honey helps retain the sweetness, add that extra layer of delicious earthy flavour and creates a healthier version of your favourite dessert.
A whole month of fasting and performing different religious activities might be challenging. However, Ramadan is an excellent opportunity for many people to change their lifestyles and orient themselves toward healthier diets, such as replacing refined sugar with Manuka Honey.
For some healthy Ramadan Recipes, read our article: 5 Healthy Manuka Honey Recipes this Ramadan
Did you know that Manuka Honey is not only considered a healthy food to support the body and mind during Ramadan? It is also a very thoughtful and unique gift for friends and family for Ramadan breakfast as well as a beautiful and unique gift for Eid.
View our full range of special, authentic and halal Manuka honeys, straight from New Zealand.
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