Staying healthy during Ramadan

Fasting is a big part of Ramadan, and it’s important to take care of your health whilst you fast. Here are some easy tips to help you stay healthy during Ramadan.

What to eat

When you break your fast, foods like whole grains, proteins, and healthy fats can help to keep you energized throughout the day. Choose foods that give you long-lasting energy and help control your blood sugar. Try not to overeat, and focus on foods that give you the nutrients you need.

Stay hydrated by drinking lots of water when you’re not fasting. Try to include water-rich fruits and vegetables in your meals, too. Avoid too many drinks with caffeine or sugar in, as they can just make you feel thirsty.


To stay healthy, you could do some light exercise when you’re not fasting, like having a short walk, stretching, or doing other gentle exercises. Save more intensive exercise for times when you’re not fasting, so you don’t feel tired or dehydrated.


Try to make sure you get enough sleep each night. Getting enough sleep is important for helping you to feel good and think clearly.

The MCB have put together a more detailed guide to looking after yourself during Ramadan. Two pages from it can be viewed here, or you can download the full guide below.

Fasting with Diabetes

There can be risks associated with fasting when you are living with Diabetes – we recommend talking to your healthcare team and Imam before deciding whether to go ahead with fasting. We also put together the flyer below to help with what to think about if you’re thinking of fasting and you live with Diabetes.