The Importance of Hydration During the Holy Month of Ramadan

The holy month of Ramadan is a time for reflection and spiritual renewal. However, the benefits of this holy month are not restricted to spiritual gains, but may also include a number of physiological benefits. Intermittent fasting, like that practiced during Ramadan, has been shown to improve metabolic health, cognitive performance, and heart health. For example, some studies have shown that intermittent fasting may be useful for lowering triglyceride levels. Triglycerides are a type of fat found in your blood. If you have high levels of triglycerides in your blood, it can increase your risk for heart disease. Other studies have also shown that intermittent fasting may be beneficial for lowering blood pressure if fasting is accompanied with weight loss. 

While our bodies and minds may benefit greatly from Ramadan intermittent fasting, it is important to note that these benefits can be maximized by proper hydration at the break of fasting or Iftar. For examples, recent studies have shown an association between inadequate hydration and obesity. So, for the next month, make sure that you break your fast with plenty of liquids. But avoid the sugary drinks and artificially sweetened beverages! Instead, hydrate with high quality water, like Monviso® water. Monviso® 100% natural mineral water originates from the highest mountain of the Cottian Alps in Italy and is bottled at the source. You can add a squeeze of lemon or lime to your Monviso® water, or you can mix juice with Monviso® water to reduce the amount of calories that you are consuming without sacrificing flavor. 

Monviso® is not only committed to improving your health via adequate hydration during Ramadan, but is also committed to fostering the spirit of charity during this holy month. That’s why for every 1 liter of Monviso that you purchase, 1 AED will be donated to Al Jalila Foundation. Al-Jalila Foundation is a part of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiative, and is focused on promoting and cultivating medical education and research in the UAE. 

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