Fasting and Ramadan

Wednesday, 23 July 2014 0 comments

Fasting in Ramadan can improve person’s health. But, if people are not following healthy diet, it can possibly worsen it. Healthy diet should be taken into account to gain full benefits from fasting. Type and quantity of food should be monitored well. Overeating can harm the body and person’s spiritual growth during Ramadan. The diet should be simple and it is not differ too much from non-fasting diet. It should contain all the major food groups include carbohydrate, protein and fat.
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Diet For Diabetes During Ramadan

Wednesday, 16 July 2014 0 comments

Fasting during Ramadan is a must for all healthy Muslims. Sick people like diabetes are exempted from the duty of fasting. However, many Muslim diabetic patients wish to fast during Ramadan.

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Diabetes and Ramadan

Monday, 14 July 2014 0 comments

During Ramadan, Muslims abstain from food, drink, use oral medications and smoking during daylight hours, before fajr (dawn) to sunset. Fasting during Ramadan is obligatory upon every sane, healthy Muslim whose reached puberty and is not traveling during the time of fasting. But how can Muslim diabetic patients restrain from eating their drugs? What are the complications that they may face during Ramadan? 
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Snacks for Type 2 Diabetes

Tuesday, 8 July 2014 0 comments

Snacks have to be included in the dietary menu planning for people with Type 2 Diabetes. Most people think that food for snacks contain high in sugar and fats. Or else, when it comes to snacking, people often think it should be taken to help curb hunger. But, what is the right definition of ‘snacks’ for people with Type 2 Diabetes.
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Dates Nutrient Composition

Sunday, 6 July 2014 0 comments

The water content in dates decreases as they are ripened. The average water content of dates are 83.6%, 65.9%, 43% and 24.2% in the ‘Kimri’ stage, ‘Khalal’ stage, ‘Rutab’ stage and ‘Tamr’ stage respectively. 

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Dates for Ramadan


It’s holy fasting month of Ramadan for 2014. Date palm is very familiar during this month. It is an important plant in the scorched regions of South Asia, Southwest Asia and North Africa. In Malaysia, dates are not an integral part of Malaysians' diet but it could be essential during month of Ramadan. For Muslim, dates are customarily used to break the day long fasts. In Middle East countries, dates become staple food of Arabian diet and known as low cost food. Egypt, Saudi Arabian, Iran, Algeria and Pakistan are the countries which produced million tones of dates each year. 

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