In Ramadan, eating becomes something very special, since we do not eat from dawn to sunset.
And eat and drink until the white thread of dawn becomes distinct to you from the black thread [of night]. Then complete the fast until the sunset. (2:187)
when the call to the evening prayer can be heard, it is just soooo good to finally fill an empty (starving) stomach after a whole day of fasting.
Our senses are much finer then, and it is incredible, how well tastes then the very first bite of a date, a fresh orange, a glass of water,… subhanallah.
But in Ramadan, it’s not only the pleasure of taste and filling ourselves up that becomes a blessing, eating itself becomes a real act of worship, alhamdulillah.
We eat an drink then with much more conciousness and responsability, because we know, that the possibility to eat is limited and that our bodies absolutely need certain things to feel well, to have a good energy-level throughout the day and not to feel overacidified, heavy or uncomfortable before going to pray or to sleep.
We get much more aware of the God-given duty we have to pay attention to our health and to our body as an entrusted good of which we are dependent. What agift, subhanallah!
O you who have believed, eat from the good things which We have provided for you and be grateful to Allah if it is [indeed] Him that you worship. (2:172)
I still breastfeed the baby during nights, so I have to make sure that I drink lots and eat enough milk-producing things like dates, oats, herbal teas, fenugreek, fennel, water.
And I make sure that the things we all eat on Iftar (breaking the fast meal in the evening) and at Suhoor (breakfast in the very early morning, long before sunrise) are healthy, nutritious, most natural, fresh and local as possible, inchaallah.
This year I try to concentrade again a bit more on sugar-free- , wholesome things and also on the Ayurveda-path Bismillah!