Ramadan: How can honey help?
As the month of Ramadan is upon us, you may find it difficult to get into the swing of fasting again. It is common to be struggling with low energy levels, dehydration and dizziness. Luckily, we have a certain liquid gold that will help you get through. Even Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) was known to often have honey and water on an empty stomach.
Start your day off on the right foot. Having honey with protein-rich yogurt at Suhoor will help control your glucose levels and maintain the energy from the natural sugars in the honey for longer. This should keep you going while you are fasting. Having sweet raw honey for your breakfast will help to gently wake-up your body, as well as give your body an immunity boost when it may be feeling weak and run down. Put it in your morning tea or smoothie, drizzle it on your toast, granola or oats, or simply eat it straight off the spoon!
Did you know that cinnamon and black seeds can help regulate your blood sugars from Suhoor to the end of the day? Our Blackseeds Infusion is also recommended for those with diabetes due to its lower sugar content. You’ll find both our Cinnamon-infused and Blackseed-infused honeys here.
When it comes to breaking your fast, a teaspoon of raw honey will revitalise your body and mind after a long day without food or water. Raw honey contains natural sugars which means it will be absorbed into your body quicker than other sugary snacks and commercially processed honey. Have you seen our exclusive Ramadan 2022 Iftar Boxes? Featuring our Yemeni Sidr Do’Ani, mixed nuts and sweet mejdool dates, we have compiled this gift box with refuelling in mind. As well as the many vitamins and minerals in all, dates are particularly rich in protein, potassium and iron; nuts are full of protein, fat and fibre; Sidr Do’Ani raw honey is packed with glycogen, polyphenols and flavonoids. Shop our Iftar Box here – your body will thank us for it.
Talking of nuts, dates and honeys, these are the base of a lot of Arabic desserts consumed during Ramadan and Eid Al Fitr. Keep your eyes peeled on our Instagram and Bee Blog for some delicious recipe ideas this month, featuring a range of different honeys. You can give us a follow here.
You may find iftar quite heavy on your stomach at end of the day. To aid digestion and ease stomach ache from all the rich foods and large meals, we recommend incorporating our Ginger-Infused or Turmeric-Infused honey into your diet. You can also use raw honey as a natural sweetener for your tea and coffee at the end of Iftar to avoid sugar.
Dates are a staple food found in most Muslim households. They are high in unsaturated fatty acids and proteins so are great to slowly release energy throughout the day and night. However, this means they can take longer to digest when you do want a healthy, efficient burst of energy.
Our Kyrgyzstani White honey is a match made in heaven for medjool dates. The high volume of fructose and glucose in this particular honey makes it easier for your body to break down and absorb the fibres in the dates. Not to mention, it tastes absolutely divine! Shop our Raw White Honey here.
Eid Al Fitr
Eid is the most precious time to spend with friends and family at the end of the Holy month. Whether you are Muslim or not, ensure you don’t arrive at gatherings empty-handed. Shop our Ramadan collection here or get in touch for bespoke gift hampers and customised gifts. A personalised touch goes a long way, particularly in this period of gratitude.