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Is honey with water beneficial to drink during fasting?

Hi.. Drinking honey with water have many health benefits is well know to all. My question is? Is it good to drink honey with water while on FASTING? (Ramazan Fasting) A 30 Day fasting.. Is it good to drink daily or just twice a week?- I have piles problem.
Mon, 26 Oct 2015
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Good morning! This is a very good question. Theoretically you need 130 gram of carbohydrater per day for proper brain functioning. On a fast if you consume honey in water it is like feeding your brain. I see no problem with drinking honey water on a fast particularly if it helps with a medical problem.

Do not focus so much on if you need to treat your bowels as remembering the meaning of Ramadan and fasting. The lesson of self-control is predominantly important with fasting which is not an issue with putting honey in water.

Good luck to you and I hope I have addressed your question. Kathryn Shattler, MS,RDN
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Is honey with water beneficial to drink during fasting?

Good morning! This is a very good question. Theoretically you need 130 gram of carbohydrater per day for proper brain functioning. On a fast if you consume honey in water it is like feeding your brain. I see no problem with drinking honey water on a fast particularly if it helps with a medical problem. Do not focus so much on if you need to treat your bowels as remembering the meaning of Ramadan and fasting. The lesson of self-control is predominantly important with fasting which is not an issue with putting honey in water. Good luck to you and I hope I have addressed your question. Kathryn Shattler, MS,RDN