Ramzan is the one time each year we all try to discipline ourselves. Whether we fast for religious reasons or a means to shedding some weight, it’s a great way to practice patience and abstinence. For the past few years, Ramzan has gradually moved from the comfort of winter to autumn and now falls in summer. Add to our 40 degree heat, bad traffic, scorching sun and a 15 hour period of no drinking and eating and it is a recipe for dehydration. Fret not, as we have come up with a few healthy drinks to cool you down, whilst satiating your thirst, to keep you hydrated and fresh all summer. Drawing from the wisdom of our elders, we suggest that you break your fast with a glass of water. Most often we tend to mistake our thirst for hunger and this Ramzan we are definitely more thirsty than we are hungry. Here are our top 5 healthy drinks to add to your Iftar, for a guilt and thirst free iftar:

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LASSI

Substitute your ritual iftar doodh soda with a chilled glass of lassi. Yogurt is great at filling you up, is full of probiotics that help produce Vitamin K and Vitamin B12. Lassi, unlike doodh soda, will quench your thirst. Having very sweet drinks tends to make us thirsty, so ditch the soda and opt for a lassi and if you still prefer something sweet, you can always add a bit of sugar to your lassi.

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