The holy month of Ramadan began on Friday, during which Muslims refrain from eating and drinking from sunrise to sunset everyday as a show of gratitude and reflection.
1. Dates are usually a staple item for Muslims when breaking their fast, but they also have a high sugar content. Should people eat dates if they want to be healthy or lose weight?
Muslim people buy dates for Iftar during the holy month of Ramadan at a market area in Amman. (File photo: Reuters)
2. What does a healthy iftar meal consist of?
3. Should people eat more than usual during Ramadan since they are not eating all day? How can they ensure they are getting enough nutrients?
4. How much water should people be drinking during Ramadan?
An intricate water vase sits on the table as a family eats their iftar meal on the first day of Ramadan in Bellevue. (File photo: Reuters)
5. Should people indulge in sweets during Ramadan?
6. Are there healthy alternatives they can have instead of sugar-filled desserts?
A man makes traditional sweets Qatayef during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan in Benghazi, Libya. (File photo: Reuters)