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