Dehydration is common during the period of fasting

Tuesday, June 14th, 2016

Lack of liquids, heat, humidity and air conditioning may lead to dehydration. The key is to compensate during non-fasting period:

1. Fluid requirements: 2 – 3 L/day for adults

2. After Iftar, aim for 6 to 8 cups and drink early morning 

3. Limit caffeine - Caffeine is a diuretic which makes body passes more urine than usual and will make you dehydrated

4. Break your fast with one of the following: 

• 2 cups of water

• Warm water + honey + fresh lemon 

• Bowl of soup

• Milk or yogurt 

By Ayla Coussa

Clinical Dietitian