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Washington Post: Eating healthy through Ramadan

Melanie Wong | Jun 18, 201501:07 AM

"The Muslim holy month of Ramadan, which begins Thursday, has traditionally been good for the soul but terrible for the waistline. In much of the Middle East and South Asia, the long days of fasting — a symbolic spiritual sacrifice — are followed by heavy, sweet meals eaten at night and again before dawn.

But a new generation of health-conscious Muslims in the United States — especially busy professionals and mothers — are finding and sharing ways to cook more healthful Ramadan meals that also can be prepared in advance — in some cases to the dismay of their immigrant elders..."

Eating healthy through Ramadan

Muslims are now watching their waistlines during Ramadan, the month of fasts and feasts.
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