Ramadan Special #1

Haute Arabia Tip: Consume Slow Digesting Foods

In view of the long hours of fasting, we should consume slow digesting foods including fibre containing-foods rather than fast- digesting foods. Slow digesting foods last up to 8 hours, while fast- digesting foods last for only 3 to 4 hours.

Slow-digesting foods are foods that contain grains and seeds like barley, wheat, oats, millet, semolina, beans, lentils, wholemeal flour, unpolished rice, etc. (called complex carbohydrates). Fast- burning foods are foods that contain sugar, white flour, etc. (called refined carbohydrates).

Fibre-containing foods are bran-containing foods, whole wheat, grains and seeds, vegetables like green beans, peas, sem (papry), marrow, mealies, spinach, and other herbs like methie, the leaves of beetroot (iron-rich), fruit with skin, dried fruit especially dried apricots, figs and prunes, almonds, etc.

The foods eaten should be well balanced, containing foods from each food group, i.e. fruits, vegetables, meat/chicken/fish, bread/cereals and dairy products. Fried foods are unhealthy and should be limited. They cause indigestion, heartburn, and weight problems.

Haute Arabia Recipe: Rice Almond Drink

We all know that Tetra pack juices are not good for health. If you are sincere with your health then make fresh juices/drinks a part of your life.

Preparation Time:

10 Mins
Serves: 2




  • Almond 100 gm (ground)
  • Milk ½ liter
  • Rice flour 3 tbsp
  • Sugar 125 gm
  • Cream 200 gm
  • Vanilla essence ½ tsp
  • Ice cube as required
  • Red syrup as required
  • Pistachios 1 tbsp (chopped)
  • Almond 1 tbsp (chopped)
 Preparation Directions
  1. Heat milk in a wok, add in almonds, rice flour and sugar. Cook till thickens.
  2. Then add cream and vanilla essence, mix well.
  3. Remove mixture in blender, add in ice cubes and a little red syrup. Blend well.
  4. Now pour drink in glasses.
  5. Top with chopped almond and pistachio.
  6. Serve chilled.

Haute Arabia Recommends: Hindi Sidiq by Sultanul Oud


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