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It is a globally recognized and foremost part of dietary guidelines that one should eat a variety of food using principles of moderation and balance. This is particularly true during the Islamic month of Ramadan when Muslims fast from dawn to sunset.

Diet during Ramadan
6/21/2014 - Education Religious - Article Ref: RR0210-1775
Number of comments: 31
By: M. Z. A. Nomani
Intl. Journal of Ramadan Fasting Research* -

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