Top 5 foods to break your fast with

Fasting for Ramadan? No doubt the first thing you want at your iftar is water, after hours since Suhoor you will no doubt be dehydrated. But what else can you have when you break your fast?

Nutritionists advise you to avoid fattening and oily foods such as samosas, greasy burgers, slices of cake and other products high in fat. It is also recommended you avoid soda, maybe instead try Vimto if you're bored of water and need to raise your blood sugar levels.

So what food should you be eating then?

Here are the Top 5 foods to break your fast with:

1. Dates 

Traditionally three dates are eaten to break the fast, this mirrors the Islamic prophet, Muhammad, who broke his fast in this manner, but this is not mandatory

2. Laban 

One cup of laban a day gives you 17% of your daily need of protein. Seems like a no-brainer to break your fast with this delicious drink. 

3. Lentil soup 

Even though soup is not what you typically eat for breakfast, it is highly recommended after a fast. A hot soup really forces you to slow down and the lentils are light, but filling.

4. Nuts 

Nuts are high in nutritional content, healthy fats and protein, among many other things. Nuts are one of the best sources of protein and are a fantastic way to break your fast because they are a low-carb source of protein.

5. Fruits 

Try watermelons, grapes and apples. Minimise citrus fruits as they may be too acidic for your stomach. Which if you've had previously you know make you very gassy and bloated. 

Happy fasting Oman!