What’s Zapping Your Energy?

Many of us feel a little tired during Ramadan, but if you stay clear of the following energy zappers, you may actually feel much better at the end of your fast.

A Carb-Heavy Suhoor
When you consume a lot of refined carbs, including white bread and potatoes, these are used up quite fast. The result is that blood sugar spikes and the brain may stop producing orexin, a chemical that makes you feel alert. Opt instead for a low-carb healthy Suhoor containing proteins, healthy fats, and foods low on the glycemic index diet.

Excessive Connectivity

Long hours of using a smart phone have been shown to expose you to the risks of electromagnetic fields which can zap your energy, especially at night. Set time limits during Ramadan especially, and keep all gadgets out of the bedroom for a peaceful night of sleep.

Food Intolerance

Do you feel zapped after eating your meal? According to Dr. Graham Simpson, an age management expert, you may have mild food intolerance as grains and dairy are the most common foods that people have problems with. At least 50 percent or more people have gluten intolerance, despite not having a positive blood test. He suggests that the only way for people to diagnose themselves is to eliminate wheat and other products with gluten.

Sleep Deprivation

In Ramadan, sleep cycles shift and change, but if you suffer from chronic sleep deprivation, you are inviting a slewof negative health problems which includes fatigue, moodiness, and even an increased risk of diabetes and heart disease. Essentially, it is the duration and quality of sleep that directly impacts our mental clarity, mood, and our ability to cope with stress during waking hours.

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