Thursday, August 19, 2010

A healthy Ramadan

Dates, dried kiwi fruit and apricots as well as pistachio nuts could make up the meal that breaks the day's fast. Dates "provide a refreshing burst of much-needed energy," notes Ramadan health guide.
Serendipitous. That is the word I would use to describe a discovery in my mailbox last week.

A friend had emailed me a file on Ramadan health guide, compiled by Communities in Action.

It was exactly the thing that I had been looking for. About a month before Ramadan, which began on August 11, I had been searching for materials on staying healthy during the fasting month.

Then came Ramadan Health Guide, which hopes to create awareness of the health matters connected with  fasting.

What concerns many Muslims is staying healthy during Ramadan, a point noted by the Ramadan health guide.

The booklet guides readers through physiological changes that occur during fasting, offers examples of beneficial and harmful foods, examines potential medical problems and remedies and suggests a diet plan, among others.

Click here to read it.

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