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Do I have to eat a heavy meal for Suhoor?

Suhoor is one of the most important meals to consume during Ramadan, as it keeps your energy levels up during the day. Don't skip this meal, as it will provide you with nutrients that fuel your body. It will also reduce hunger pangs, headaches and sleepiness.

Suhoor should be a wholesome, moderate meal that is filling, and provides enough energy for the hours to come. Go for high-fibre foods and complex carbohydrates, such as grains and pulses. Your body takes longer to break down and absorb these foods, so they will fuel you better during your hours of fasting (NHS 2010, CIA/NHS 2007).

Your healthy meal could include:

* wholewheat breads, with a little jam, cheese or labneh
* high-fibre cereal with semi-skimmed milk
* porridge
* fresh and dried fruit, including bananas and dates
* unsalted nuts

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