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With Ramadan coming in the summer this year, the fast lasts for 16 hours every day. What many of you may not know is that Ramadan not only comes with the instructions for fasting but it also comes with  instructions for feasting. Muslims are encouraged to start the iftar (the meal when you break your fast ) with some dates. Why dates, you may ask? They are easy to digest. They help ease the stomach into receiving the meal that is coming.Their sugar content helps  raise the blood sugar levels that drop during the long fasting  hours. Dates are also high in vitamins A and B6, folic acid, potassium, natural sodium, iron, and magnesium. Thus, eating dates daily during Ramadan is like taking a daily multivitamin.

After eating the dates, one is encouraged to go pray before eating the main meal, because this short break gives the body time to…

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