Since your body was deprived of nourishment for such an extended time during fasting, it is very important that you pay close attention to your first sip of drink
Your first drink when breaking a fast needs to be something that will be gentle on your stomach and prime it for the food that you are about to eat. Instead of the traditional colored sugar water we have become accustomed to drinking for iftar, you should be drinking Bone Broth to break your fast. It is a nutrient dense super food. Bone broth has gelatin and is high in collagen. Which is used by your body to make glycine and glutamine both important amino acids for repairing gut lining. During fasting we lose a little bit of our gut lining which is vital for nutrient absorption by your body. Drinking bone broth helps your body replenish your gut lining, it also helps with RNA and DNA synthesis long term. Bone broth has many other health benefits. You also need to take Prebiotics ( such as Apple Cider Vinegar ) to help your gut prime for nutrient absorption while increasing mineral uptake. It actually tastes pretty great too.
Summary: Mixing apple cider vinegar with bone broth is the perfect drink to break your fast with!
Try it during this Ramadan and let me know what you think!
Azgari Hasin is a Certified Nutritionist and Entrepreneur in the Health and Fitness Industry.