PHCC urges residents of Qatar to pay attention to food type, quantity during holy month of Ramadan

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With the holy month of Ramadan fast approaching, the Primary Health Care Corporation (PHCC) has urged ones who would fast during the occasion to pay serious attention to the type and quantity of food they consume.

In this regard, the PHCC issued a statement wherein it noted that a bad diet in Ramadan can result in indigestion, upset stomach, heartburn, bloating, belching, nausea, low energy levels and unwanted weight gain. 

 

Overeating when breaking fast can also cause breathing difficulties, the statement added.

Further, the statement by PHCC recommended that certain types of foods be avoided during Ramadan, which include fried foods, such as pakora and samosa, which can be easy to cook but they also contain a high percentage of the daily sodium and carbohydrates required by the human body. 

Reducing the intake of coffee and other caffeinated products would also help the body stay hydrated for longer, as caffeinated products have diuretic benefits and can cause the body to lose fluids, salts and other essential minerals from the body.

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