Food Mondays: Fasting During Ramadan
During the holy month of Ramadan, Muslims around the globe fast from dawn to sunset, eating two main meals each day: suhoor and iftar. Suhoor is served before dawn, and iftar, after sunset. On today’s Food Mondays segment, though, we’re talking about the time between the meals. How do you stay happy and healthy when you’re not eating or drinking for hours at a stretch? Worldview’s food, health and culture reporter Monica Eng sits down with Meha Ahmad, a producer for WBEZ’s The Morning Shift who is observing Ramadan, to talk about strategies for fasting. We also hear from listeners about how they stay as full and hydrated as possible during the long daytime hours.