Cucumbers are one of the most hydrating vegetables with a 97% water concentration which makes it optimal for rehydration, detox and also as a coolant (ideal in Malaysia’s hot and humid weather).
Apple juice consists of 88% water and has traditionally been used to treat dehydration for children. While its high sugar content is beneficial in terms of boosting energy levels and increasing stamina, it is advised to mix the apple juice with equal parts of water to prevent any adverse effects.
Juicing Tip: Use a wide mouth slow juicer that reduces preparation time as you can juice whole fruits without cutting them.
Commonly used as an alternative to sugary energy drinks, coconut water is popular amongst sports athletes and fitness enthusiasts due to its high number of electrolytes coupled with low calories. Maintaining hydration levels is critical for building stamina and influences energy levels.
This leafy vegetable contains high amounts of potassium which is fundamental in balancing fluid levels. Create a rehydrating Ramadan juice by adding lettuce to the mixture.
Juicing Tip: For maximum nutrients and less wastage, use a slow juicer machine when juicing leafy greens.
While selecting the correct balance of fruits and vegetables for juicing during Ramadan, it is also recommended to apply the suku suku separuh lifestyle, as introduced by Ministry of Health Malaysia, in our regular daily lives. Suku suku separuh includes rationing your food portions as follows: ¼ carbohydrates, ¼ proteins and ½ fruit and vegetables. We can easily achieve the latter portion by juicing daily.
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