5 Healthy Menus for Buka Puasa

"Fasting does require enough energy to be strong during the day. For almost 13 hours our bodies have no nutritional intake. This often causes the body to feel weak, sleepy and lethargic, because sugar levels in the body decrease, and eventually the energy in the body goes down too.""

Published by : administrator  -  10/05/2020 17:07 WIB

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Buka puasa (Breaking the fast or iftar) with something sweet is actually one of the suggestions to replace lost of energy. After fasting, it will be more refreshing if you break your fast with something sweet, such as es kolak (iced compote), es teh manis (sweet iced tea), pisang goreng (fried bananas), es buah (fruit ice), and many others.

However, you need to know that iftar with sweet menus is not necessarily sweet for your health. Because, if we break the fast with sweet menus every day, it actually makes the sugar levels in the body rise and for severe conditions might lead to diabetes. Therefore, to replace the lost energy, it is enough to drink two glasses of water. In addition, here are 5 healthy iftar menus to choose.

  1. 3 dates

Dates are like a mandatory opening for the iftar menu. Dates contain a lot of energy and fiber so they can prevent overeating. In addition, dates contain high enough iron which is good for consumption for people with anemia.

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  1. Jamu

Jamu is made from empon-empon, which is natural ingredients and has many benefits for the body. When breaking your fast, you have to choose the right jamu for consumption. And most importantly, choose herbs that have a sweet taste like jamu beras kencur.

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  1. Sup Buah, Es Buah and Fruit Salad

Like dates, fruits are a suitable iftar menu before eating a heavy meal. Fruit contains vitamins, fiber and sugar to replace lost energy and keep you full longer. However, it is better if you make your own takjil (light dishes before iftar) to make it more hygienic and there is no additional artificial colorings.

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  1. Fruit Pudding

Another interesting and healthy option is fruit pudding. You can make your own at home with a low-sugar composition and pudding/vla sauce from low-fat milk so it’s healthier to consume when breaking the fast. Choose sweet fruit to replace lost body energy.

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  1. Bubur Kacang Hijau (Mung Bean Porridge)

This iftar menu is a healthy menu because it contains minerals and protein sources as antioxidants, anti-inflammatory and body metabolic processes. The minerals found in mung beans can inhibit the oxidation of bad cholesterol in the body.

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