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Superfoods for Ramadan meals.

Dubai: Fasting during Ramadan, while being a physical and spiritually cleansing process, also has an obverse side -- consuming high-fat and nutrient-deficit foods after ending the fast.

In order not to fall into the latter trap and ensure you stay at your healthiest in this month, Nadine Aoun, nutritionist and dietitian at Medcare Hospital, provides a guide on superfoods and how to make them a part of your meal planning.

Though superfoods are generally good for everyone, moderation is key since portions and calorie intakes differ from one person to another. Aoun explained that while certain people can consume regular amounts of carbohydrates, diabetic patients need to take carbohydrate count into consideration.

"Dates, for example, contain good sugar and diabetics can have them, usually two or three maximum, but it still depends on the carbohydrate count that works for the individual," she said.

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Publication:Gulf News (United Arab Emirates)
Date:Jul 9, 2015
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