Mayada Mohamed Abdel Ghaffar, researcher in the Department of Food Sciences, Food Technology Research Institute at the Agricultural Research Center, confirmed that the month of Ramadan is accompanied by many changes in our behaviors and lifestyle, so students and their parents fear a decrease in concentration, comprehension and academic achievement during fasting.
She added, in particular, that exams will be held, whether monthly or at the end of the year, during the month of Ramadan, in addition to that high school students are preparing for the exams at the end of the year.
She stressed the need to organize time so that we can achieve our goals, in addition to winning the month of Ramadan without shortening.
The researcher added that each individual’s body works differently when fasting, as some can focus better immediately after suhoor, while some prefer to study at night before suhoor, so each student needs to self-evaluation and determine the time of the day in which he can work to the maximum benefit.
And she added, “A healthy mind resides in a healthy body.”
Drinking liquids and natural sugars (water, beans, natural fruit juices, warm milk and dates).
Eat the soup and then pray, so that ten minutes pass before eating the main dish so that the stomach regains its activity.
– Breakfast should contain the basic elements, which are proteins (meat, chicken or fish) and carbohydrates (rice, pasta, or bread, cooked vegetables and a lemon salad dish, taking into account the avoidance of heavy and fatty meals.
Natural fruits are eaten instead of fatty Ramadan sweets.
Dr. Mayada Muhammad Abdul Ghaffar added that the suhoor meal is very important for the human body, so the Messenger of God, may God’s prayers and peace be upon him, said: “Have Suhoor, for there is a blessing in Suhoor.” From this hadith, we make sure that it is necessary to pay attention to it, because it is no less important than breakfast, as it provides the body with the energy it needs throughout the day. .
It is preferable to eat protein, such as cheese and eggs, because they provide the body with energy, and it is not preferable to eat beans in abundance for students, because it takes time to digest and causes them to be lethargic, especially if some students have an exam in the morning or they will study after Suhoor and Fajr prayer, so they need activity.
It is preferable to eat yogurt daily at Suhoor because it has a benefit that helps prevent digestive problems, in addition to feeling not thirsty during fasting, which helps focus.
Eat any kind of baked goods.
– Eat a fruit (banana and apple.), in addition to eating some nuts according to what is available to each family, such as (peanuts, walnuts, and almonds.) due to its richness in vitamins and omega-3 as well as antioxidants, which helps focus and improve memory in addition to strengthening the immune system .
– A cup of warm milk, the most important drink
Drink plenty of water 2 liters (8 cups) daily during the iftar period until Suhoor to avoid dehydration and poor concentration.
Drinking star anise, ginger, or mint is preferable to a variety of them, and a cup should be taken before studying.
Orange juice, because it contains vitamin C, fights stress and anxiety and helps focus.
She added that we must warn our sons and daughters to completely stay away from eating fast food and drinking carbonated water because of their impact on poor concentration.
Rest periods can also be scheduled to calm the mind between studying about the five daily prayers, gaining more time for prayer, winning the blessings of the holy month of Ramadan, and being patient and trusting in God.
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